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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
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
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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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Welcome to our latest update!

From April to June 2018 our main focus was holding training sessions for staff, farmers and local communities as heavy rainfalls and a longer rainy season, followed by a dry period made transplanting trees in the mountains difficult.

Valuable training sessions were held regarding nursery and tree management in the village of Kisosa. The main focus of the training was the management of seedlings whilst in a nursery setting all the way through to transplantation into the field. As a result of the training, we've been able to identify that further steps can be taken to better the record-keeping of the seedlings which are transplanted.

In Choma village, we were delighted to see that one farmer has successfully planted over 250 seedlings of acrocarpus fraxinifolia and albezia rebbeck; some of the trees were planted close to river banks, and others as boundaries around his farm. The next steps for the nursery in Choma are to ensure that tree seedlings which are ready to be transplanted are taken by farmers at the right time to ensure optimal transplantation and successful growth. 

Due to the upcoming dry season, further transplantations will take place in September 2018 with several indigenous species to be included – at the moment the main trees in the area are pines, acrocarpus, cloves, and albezia.

It's thanks to wonderful donors like you that we're able to continue to educate and collaborate with local farmers and communities, introducing organic farming programmes & sustainable conservation projects to village communities in the Uluguru Mountains in Tanzania.

Thank you!

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Working together to offset carbon.
Working together to offset carbon.

To become carbon neutral, APOPO needs to sequestrate carbon equal to 2000 planted trees a year. Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), in partnership with APOPO, developed a programme designed to empower farmers to develop their own food forests.

It’s design guarantees that each involved farmer chooses a minimum of 5 tree species which will be later planted on his or her plot. All farmers are trained in tree nursery establishment and all planted trees are from their own prepared nurseries.

News from the field:

In the first quarter of 2018 all 5 HeroTREEs groups gathered in Ruvuma, Tanzania to witness the first payment for carbon offsetting to 50 heroes. These 50 heroes from Mgambazi, Tulo and Ruvuma were each paid a share of 2,352,450 TZS in recognition of planting and caretaking some 3282 HeroTREEs on their land in 2017; each farmer was paid on the basis of the type and number of trees they were able to plant and manage.

The hard work continued into the early months of 2018 with a total of 1422 seedlings of the Acrocarpus, Albezia and Cedrela species being transplanted into farmers' fields in Choma and Kisosa. 

We received appreciation for our work, carried out in partnership with SAT, and farmers were more determined than ever to plant more trees in 2018. The chairman of Choma Street, who is also one of our HeroTREEs farmers, said:

We have never witnessed something like this in the Ulugulu Mountains; being provided with support to establish trees for our benefit and receiving payment for their establishment and caretaking -  this provides big motivation for our group in Choma to plant as many trees as we can.

Thank you for your support!

The forests of the Uluguru Mountains are of critical importance to indigenous village communities, the cities of Morogoro and Dar es Salaam, and the survival of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Furthermore, the project area is of vital importance to for Morogoro city's water supply.

On behalf of the communities involved, please keep supporting this vital work.

1422 seedlings for Choma and Kisosa.
1422 seedlings for Choma and Kisosa.
Abdalla takes care of the seedlings.
Abdalla takes care of the seedlings.
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To become carbon neutral, Apopo needs to sequestrate carbon equal to 2000 planted trees a year. Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), in partnership with APOPO, developed a programme which empowers farmers to develop their own food forests.

It’s design guarantees that each involved farmer chooses a minimum of 5 tree species which will be later planted on his or her plot. All farmers are trained in tree nursery establishment and all planted trees are from their own prepared nurseries.

Key Updates

  • APOPO and SAT launched the project with 60 farmers in 2016
  • A further 40 farmers started in 2017
  • We are pleased to announce that a further 12 farmers will be joining the program in 2018

Every year, one new group of farmers will enter the project and start planting trees. It is forecasted that a farmer will plant an average of 100 trees.

The new farmers will stay in the project for a duration of 5 years. This means that if a group of farmers enters a year, they will receive support for a duration of five years to care for and maintain the trees. With entering the 5-year cycle, the farmers receive training so that they gain the needed skill set to cultivate and maintain their own food forests.size.

Thank you for your support!

The forests of the Uluguru Mountains are of critical importance to indigenous village communities, the cities of Morogoro and Dar es Salaam, and the survival of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Furthermore, the project area is of vital importance to for Morogoro city's water supply.

On behalf of the communities involved, please keep supporting this vital work.

 

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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
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