It should come as no surprise that hunting hornbills – well known for their vital role in seed dispersal – can have a direct impact on forest regeneration. This has now been confirmed by a survey of forest reserves in India. Dubbed “farmers of the rain forests,” hornbills are under threat in many parts of…
As global temperatures have risen over the past 30 years, trees have come in to leaf earlier – in the process absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But according to a new study, trees’ rate of response now appears to be slowing down – a finding which could have important implications for the global…
Open cast mines which disrupt underground water supplies can affect trees several kilometres away from active mine workings, according to a new Australian study. The study, by Western Sydney University, has implications for the government’s proposed “green lawfare” legislation, intended restrict people’s ability to challenge to mining developments. It also has a bearing on the…
Simple changes to agricultural practices by community-based farmers can lead to dramatic increases in crop yields, Prof Roger Leakey, a leading crop physiologist and tree biologist explains in an informative new webinar.
He advocates a three–step approach to increase crop yields, improve food security and livelihoods using tried and tested techniques.
Organisers of the world’s biggest conference on forestry have been criticised for failing to include community groups from African countries – seen as key to halting and reversing deforestation.
Over 2,000 delegates converge in Durban, South Africa, this week for the fourteenth World Forestry Congress, the first to be held on the African continent.
Alpha Women’s Empowerment Initiative are planting grafted mangos to provide sustainable food supplies and income generation, on the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountain in Uganda.
The project team have set up a central tree nursery to grow the seedlings until they are hardy enough to be planted out. It also serves as a practical training base, and 20 participants from the community have learnt to grow and care for seedlings. They in turn will create smaller nurseries in their communities,
News just in from our partner in Ghana, Sungmaale Integrated Herbalists Association (SIHA), funded through ITF Sustainable Community Forestry grant programme and Worktop Express.
The project aims at training and mobilizing farmers to raise seedlings, training and supporting women to make soap and cosmetics from forest products, establishing by-laws for fire prevention and management and regeneration of degraded land through tree planting. Over the coming six months, 15000 trees will be planted
The rain is finally falling in Uganda after a hot, dry period. Thomas Emadu, Chairman of WERA Youth Foundation, is relieved, joking « We’re back to the trenches once again! ». This change in weather means the 12,000 young trees in the nursery or already distributed amongst 100 families and 7 schools have a good chance of survival.
ITF now have places available for the Brighton Marathon in 2016. We would love for you to join us for one of the countrys favourite marathons with roaring crowds and stunning coastal views.
In the Mopti region, Central Mali, the Trees 4 Livelihoods project continues to make progress. In this update, we take a step away from tree planting to focus on activities aiming at building the skills of the community to make best use of the resources at hand.