The Ulmus commonly known as the elm, takes centre stage in ITF’s Community Tree Planting scheme through a project run by the Conservation Foundation. Over the next twelve months 120 English, Field, Wych and Huntingdon elms will be planted in three Sussex villages in the Cuckmere valley.
The Dom Community Food Forest project is based in the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon. A hotspot for biodiversity conservation with recent studies in 2010 revealing that of the 354 plant species recorded, 23 are threatened, 12 new to science and 5 are endemic to the forest of Dom.
We are introducing a new partner and project in this newsletter, Masaka and District Landcare Chapter (MADLACC). MADLACC have been working on the “Promotion of agro forestry for poverty reduction and improved livelihoods” project involving over 500 farming households in the community.
We return to the Trees 4 Livelihoods programme in Mali. In the last edition we featured the work of this Big Lottery Fund project on sustainable land practices and we now turn our attention to how developing alternative livelihoods is reducing pressures on the forest and reducing poverty levels in the community.
I am writing from the beautiful town of Usisya on the shore of Lake Malawi surrounded by the Kandoli Mountains. I am currently in Malawi for 11 days visiting our partner, Temwa. We are carrying out a participatory planning exercise with local communities to develop a business plan for The Nkhata Bay Natural Way project.…
Twelve months on from the launch of the Trees 4 Livelihoods programme in Mali we are taking a look back at the progress made so far.
50 local people gathered with dignitaries and district administrators to witness the launch of the Trees 4 Livelihoods programme, representing the communities of Konna, Ouro-Modi, Borondougou and Mopti in Mali.
ITF have recently received a final assessment for the Mount Kenya Forest Tree Planting project and we are pleased to report that the scheme has progressed very well
We are delighted to have recently recieved a positive mid-term report from the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group
The Community Tree Planting Initiative, a Ugandan ITF project, is continuing to develop well according to a recent annual report.