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.
We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals to our Africa Drylands Programme. We are accepting applications from 15 countries bordering the Sahara and Sahel regions. The programme provides grants of up to £5000 to small organisations, who often have little experience in applying for and securing funding.
Today marks the kick-off of the four year Nkhata Bay Natural Way project in Malawi. The full team on the ground are starting their first day of work on the delivery of this ambitious project, which will benefit marginalised communities in 110 villages in one of the poorest regions of the country.