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Project Report | Aug 4, 2022
It's planting season again in Tigray and Amhara!

By Vienna Leigh | Communications Manager at WeForest

Off to the planting site in Desa'a
Off to the planting site in Desa'a

In Desa’a, no one sits at home in the summer season! More than 75% of the participants in our tree planting programme are women, as men are busy in their fields securing the next grain harvest for their families. The most intensive planting takes place in the buffer zone, with light gap-filling done in the denser forest areas. At the start of the season, nearly 700k seedlings were ready in the nurseries for planting.

Our soil and water conservation structures are an essential part of planting. Aloe camperi is the best and most natural way to strengthen these structures in the dry Desa'a landscape. Its roots help bind together the stone bunds and trenches, and at the same time a valuable crop is being grown.

Our nurseries have already started seedling production for planting in 2023. All the native tree seedlings will be nurtured for more than one year in our nurseries to make sure that they will survive and grow well after planting in the field.

Over in Amhara, in our new Gewocha Forest project in Jabi-Tehnan district, the first planting season has started! Project Manager Adamu from The Hunger Project (pictured) demonstrated how to plant seedlings so the community members could follow suit. He showed how big the pit should be, and how we plant seedlings without damaging the roots. After planting, circular water harvesting structures need to be made and any weeds removed. The circular structures will protect the seedlings from any excess water during the rainy season and store water for future dry periods.

Habesha D., the village head of Hodansh, told us about how the community regrets the loss of their biodiversity because of their negligence and misuse of the forest resources by their antecedents. Now everyone is standing together to restore the landscape for a better future for their children. “Gewocha Forest gives us food, shade, water, feed for our livestock and bees, and much more," he says. "Now we are planting native trees to save it. It is not too late.”

Thank you for helping to make all this possible!

Planting demonstration in Gewocha
Planting demonstration in Gewocha
Aloe strengthens water harvesting structures
Aloe strengthens water harvesting structures
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WeForest

Location: Brussels - Belgium
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Project Leader:
Gaetan Magrin
Brussels , Brussels Belgium
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