Help Stop Slash and Burn Farming in the Congo

Jul 12, 2013

Agroforestry Team Begins Distributing Trees

Agroforestry Field with Nitrogen Fixing Trees
Agroforestry Field with Nitrogen Fixing Trees

As security improves in the Epulu area, replanting of the demonstration garden is underway.  This important educational tool illustrates very clearly to area farmers how a planned agroforestry system of planting can reap better harvests and over a longer period of time, than the traditional slash and burn approach to farming. 
Along with continuing a regular distribution of seeds, bean and peanuts for summer planting, OCP agronomists are distributing native fruit trees and nitrogen-fixing trees to farmers.

Needed shade trees are being provided to school communities where the students are involved in planting and maintaining.  The agronomists take these opportunities with the students to share with them conservation information about the forest community in which they live.

Your support of this important conservation work is deeply appreciated, as even a small amount goes a long way for these communities.  Helping people, in this simple way, translates directly towards helping wildlife.  Share this information with your friends on Facebook and we thank you sincerely for your help.



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John Lukas

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