By practising agroforestry approach, finding cost-effective clean energy solution, offering environmental education and creating beneficiaries network we generate a community with a passion for the forests and natural environment. Our mission is much elaborated in details in this way; Through the agroforestry approach, we restore the degraded land affected by deforestation back into green forests. This is for environmental conservation benefits and improving peoples livelihoods. ambakofi implementing afforestation projects in two villages of Mkange and Mihuga, both in the new Chalinze District Council which is divided from Bagamoyo District. These projects are "Trees Nursery, which i... read more By practising agroforestry approach, finding cost-effective clean energy solution, offering environmental education and creating beneficiaries network we generate a community with a passion for the forests and natural environment. Our mission is much elaborated in details in this way; Through the agroforestry approach, we restore the degraded land affected by deforestation back into green forests. This is for environmental conservation benefits and improving peoples livelihoods. ambakofi implementing afforestation projects in two villages of Mkange and Mihuga, both in the new Chalinze District Council which is divided from Bagamoyo District. These projects are "Trees Nursery, which is regarded as the foundation for the restoration of the forests in Mkange and the nearby villages. The second project is the Agroforest Project. The project occupies 100 acres of open land which before the project was only covered with grass, bushes and trees stumps. 41 villagers join ambakofi to turn the area into the forest in the coming near future. As project beneficiaries, they participate in all day to day project activities from the earliest stage. Today, varieties of trees are planted in the project area. From fruits trees like mangoes, avocados, guava, oranges, sour soaps, tangerines, lemon, custards apples to woods trees such as teak, mahogany species, The third project is the Mangroves Restoration project. This initiative was implemented in the Five Coastal villages of Pangani District, Tanga Region. Sange, Kipumbwi, Stahabu, Ushongo, and Bweni are the villages Mangroves restoration project will be executed. In the past, the target project site was covered with a dense forest. But due to unsustainable cuttings of trees for making charcoal, timber, fuelwood and other building materials, now there are remains empty with grasses, bushes, and the open land. In the trees nursery project, varieties of trees species seedlings are raised. They include Afzelia quanzensis (Red African Mahogany), Albizia Lebbeck, Khaya anthotheca, Gmelina Arborea (White Teak), Sesbania Sesban, Gliricidia Cepium, Acacia Nilotika, Tectona Grandis, Papaya and Melia Azadarch (Neem). Apart from native and exotic wood trees, the project has fruits trees like mangoes, avocados, soar soap, oranges, tangerine, lemons, Jackfruits, Guava, Breadfruits, custard apples, Cashew nuts, and Moringa Oleifera. These trees and crops will produce food as well as cash to the project beneficiaries through the beneficiaries network program. While our prime goal is to make the degraded land become the forest to inspired the planet's ecosystem, we still look back to our doer's livelihood. The common villagers who motivated to work on our vision day and night to make the area turned into the green forest once again. This people's living depends on agriculture, which its return is unpredictable due to the climate changes effects. The project beneficiaries realized themselves as an ideal team for joining hands with ambakofi to conquer deforestation in their village. Cost-effective clean energy for cooking. Uses of the Cost-effective clean energy solutions, we envision to see rural and urban dwellers minimize over-dependence of using charcoal and firewood in the cooking and heating. Current, most of the people in the rural and urban areas of Tanzania have no alternative cost-effective clean energy that can help to reduce or cut off the consumption of charcoal and firewood in their household use during meals preparation and heating. Now ambakofi partnering with other organization wants to find a solution to reduce the uses of firewoods and charcoal. Current ambakofi is in the prototype process of making sustainable charcoal produced by the waste of sugar cane and coconut residuals. When this product (Green Charcoal) will qualify for the use will reduce the amount of waste and the use of charcoal from trees. Environmental Education Providing environmental education to our school children and people around the community, we invest to create future custodians who will learn to live in harmony with nature at their juvenile age. Children in schools will learn the importance of conserving their environment; trees planting, conserving the forests, conserving and learn the wise and friendly use of water in their daily living, organic production of food crops that they eat in their families and the entire community, beneficial ways of preserving foods, fruits and vegetables without incorporating chemicals. They will also skilled in entrepreneurship education especially in farming products so that they can build a fortune through sustainable agriculture practises. Children will be empowered in financial and marketing skills to make sure farming become one the first choice for the young to be engaged. Beneficiary Network For the sustainable social and economic bonds, the network will connect our beneficiaries around Tanzania into a single coalition for economic growth, environmental sustainability, empowerment and social ties purpose. The network is now connecting our project beneficiaries in Mkange and Mihuga villages who implement agroforests activities. In the coming near future, beneficiaries in Pangani District will be connected with their fellows in Bagamoyo District for the sharing and learning purposes. For more information please visit https://ambakofi.org/programs/
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