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APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania

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APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
APOPO HeroTREEs - Carbon offsetting in Tanzania
Group members managing the nursery in Choma Street
Group members managing the nursery in Choma Street

July to September 2019 was another busy quarter for our farmers. Whilst they had a break from planting seedlings this was by no means an easy quarter as many attended training and prepared nurseries ready for new seedlings. 

Around 90 farmers received training on nursey management and GPS survey methods in order to accurately measure their plots to ensure efficient use of the land for plantations. 20 farmers attended from Ruvuma, 20 from Mgambazi, 20 from Tulo, 20 from Choma, and 10 from Kisosa.

In addition to training, a group of farmers from Kisosa also established a new nursery with indigenous tree species including Bridelia Micrantha, Syzigium Guineeense, and Ficus Sycomorus.

The focus of Q4 will be as follows:

  • The continuing development of a carbon curriculum
  • Establishment of new seedlings with Choma group (spice and fruit trees)
  • Internal inspection by group members in November
  • External inspection by Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania in December
  • Follow up on tree management in the field
  • Nursery establishment at Kisosa (for indigenous species)
  • Follow up on nursery management (Choma group)
  • Pricking out the indigenous seedlings tested in an open nursey
  • Measuring farmers plots (with a GPS)

As a busy quarter awaits us, we wish to thank you for your continued support. With each seedling planted you are developing local farmers, inspiring young people and helping the environment, one leaf at a time.

Omary, a member of Twimanye group, in his field.
Omary, a member of Twimanye group, in his field.
Strawberries growing amongst Acrocarpus trees.
Strawberries growing amongst Acrocarpus trees.
Intro to survey method for Tulo group members.
Intro to survey method for Tulo group members.
Survey team member, measuring a farm with GPS.
Survey team member, measuring a farm with GPS.
Seedlings ready for transplantation.
Seedlings ready for transplantation.

Welcome to your quarterly project update - it's our pleasure to bring you the following information directly from the field:
 

Total number of trees planted:

1020

 

The following species were planted:

200 x Bridelia micrantha (Misumba) 

166 x Acrocarpus

140 x Cinnamon

107 x Accacia

100 x Pinus

100 x Sedrela

65 x Syzigium guineense (Mizambarau Mwitu) 

39 x Avocado

30 x Clove

23 x Khaya anthotheca (Mikangazi)

20 x Teak

20 x Ficus sycomorus (Mikuyu)

10 x Jackfruit

 

The number of farmers who received training:

20 farmers in Ruvuma

20 farmers in Mgambazi

20 farmers in Tulo

20 farmers in Choma

10 farmers in Kisosa

The training provided to these farmers covered the collection of more indigenous seeds and seedlings, plucking them out into polythene bags or planting them directly into the field. Training also covered the testing of indigenous species purchased from farmers at Bustani ya Tushikamane in open nurseries, in addition to the transplantation of seedlings and the establishment of new seedlings.

 

Plans for the next quarter:

- Identification of more indigenous seeds or seedlings to establish in nurseries.

- Measuring the size of farmers' plots using GPS and an evaluation of their progress.

- Development of a new carbon curriculum. 

- Establishment of new spice and fruit tree seedlings with farmers from Choma.

- Plucking out indigenous seedlings following testing in the open nursery in Bustani ya Tushikamane.

 

To you, a huge thank you:

With your support this scheme has motivated farmers from all 5 areas to plant an incredible number of trees, safeguarding the forests of the Uluguru mountains. Your continued support for this project will help us continue in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, in addition to reducing poverty for local farmers, ensuring greater economic security. 

 

Transplantation is a delicate process.
Transplantation is a delicate process.
Farmer Abdalla tends to his trees.
Farmer Abdalla tends to his trees.
Your Donation - MATCHED
Your Donation - MATCHED

Another busy quarter has passed and with your support. Due to heavy rainfall, our farmers were unable to plant any new trees in January, February and March, however, the rains allowed vital time to focus on the preparation of seedlings. The local farmers we work with were able to prepare some 400 Pinus, 100 Mizambarau Pori, 100 Simbaulanga, and 500 Acacia seedlings. The first quarter of this year also included the collection of new seeds, and plucking out in polythene bags, in addition to the propagation of fruit seedlings from grafts in Choma and Kisosa. 

We provided training for 90 farmers on the correct way to plant and care for young trees - their training focussed on agroforestry as part of a newly established carbon module. The farmers in attendance were from five differing villages (Ruvuma, Mgambazi, Tulo, Choma, and Kisosa) meaning they were able to disseminate their learning and skills within their local communities furthering the impact of this valuable project.

Your support for this project enables us to further work towards reduced greenhouse gases through the planting of even more trees and the conservation of tropical forests. In addition, your valuable donations work towards food security, poverty reduction, and the socio-economic development of participating farmers and communities.

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With your continued support, we'll be able to reach our goal of planting 21,750 trees and educating 145 farmers and you can make your donation go further from TODAY until 29th April where there are $50,000 in matching funds available - that means we'll receive your donation + 100% more at no extra cost to you.

Remember that just...

$10 will plant ten trees
$25 buys training for local communities on tree nursery establishment
$50 can provide compensation for farmers to plant 1 acre of trees $90 buys training for local communities on forest management $150 will establish a tree nursery $200 can provide more than 200 trees for planting
$500 will fund the establishment of a tree nursery

Thank you so much on behalf of APOPO and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania for all of your support.

HeroTREEs: 2 year old Acrocarpus Flaxinifolia
HeroTREEs: 2 year old Acrocarpus Flaxinifolia

From October to December 2018, our HeroTREEs colleagues and farmers worked hard to ensure a successful close to the year planting a whopping 3,718 new trees. These new trees will directly contribute to reduced greenhouse gases, increased water quality, and an increase in the carbon content of the soil.

In addition to new trees being planted, Choma Street nursery prepared and nurtured 2,200 new seedlings ready to be planted in 2019. Of those seedlings, there were: 

900 Acrocarpous
800 Pinus
300 Simbaulanga
100 Ficus
100 Misumba

A significant amount of training was also undertaken in the last quarter of 2018 with 90 farmers from Ruvuma, Mgambazi, Tulo, Choma and Kisosa in attendance. The training covered a number of topics including the collection and storage of seeds, their plantation in polythene bags, nursery establishment and the care of new seedlings.

A new year brings new goals for both APOPO and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania, and with your help we'll be working to find more indigenous species in both seed and seedling form to establish a brand new nursery. We'll also be working hard to transplant the seedlings which have reached maturity and are ready for planting. 

Both APOPO and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania thank you for your continued support of this important project and we hope you'll continue to support us into 2019.

HeroFARMER: Abdallah managing his nursery
HeroFARMER: Abdallah managing his nursery
The future is in your hands.
The future is in your hands.

Another busy quarter has passed and with your support, we've been busy working directly with local farmers who have planted some 4,056 trees and 2,244 tree seedlings between August and October. 

Of the trees planted, the majority were of the Acrocarpus and Sedrella varieties, with Albezia, Pinus, Annona following closely behind. Avocado, Clove, and Jackfruit trees were also planted. 

We provided training for 2 farmers on the correct way to plant and care for young trees - the farmers were from two differing villages (Choma and Kisosa) meaning they were able to disseminate their learning and skills within their local communities furthering the impact of this valuable project.

Your support for this project enables us to further work towards reduced greenhouse gases through the planting of even more trees and the conservation of tropical forests. In addition, your valuable donations work towards food security, poverty reduction, and the socio-economic development of participating farmers and communities. 

With your continued support, we'll be able to reach our goal of planting 21,750 trees and educating 145 farmers.

Remember that just...

$10 will plant ten trees
$25 buys training for local communities on tree nursery establishment
$50 can provide compensation for farmers to plant 1 acre of trees
$90 buys training for local communities on forest management
$150 will establish a tree nursery
$200 can provide more than 200 trees for planting
$500 will fund the establishment of a tree nursery

Thank you so much on behalf of APOPO and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania for all of your support.

The Uluguru Mountains where trees are planted.
The Uluguru Mountains where trees are planted.
Tree seedlings at a seedling nursery.
Tree seedlings at a seedling nursery.
 

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APOPO vzw

Location: Morogoro, Tanzania - Tanzania, United Republic of
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Project Leader:
Emma McEachan
Morogoro, Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of
$7,881 raised of $10,000 goal
 
175 donations
$2,119 to go
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