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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
Farmers in training
Farmers in training

We are delighted to announce that a further 40 farmers are now part of the HeroTREEs project! Together, they will plant a total of 6,000 trees before the New Year.

20 farmers from the Choma Village have already prepared and sowed 1,000 tree pots. We expect that they will a further 2,000 during the next month. This will bring the total trees planted in the Choma Village to 3,000 before the end of the year.

We have 20 farmers from the Kisosa Village who have prepared 1,500 tree pots. Similarly to the Choma Village farmers, we have a target to reach 3,000 before the year is over.

We wish our new participants all the very best!

Growing Success

As well as the new participants, we are also pleased to report on the successes of our ongoing participants

  • 40 Farmers from Ruvuma and Mgambazi have already planted 4,300 trees. They will continue planting trees during small rainy season
  • Tulo Village (20 farmers) have 2,500 trees which will be transplanted during the small rainy season
  • Tulo Village has 250 Avocados and 250 Mangos which will be grafted. This exercise will take place this year

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.

 

Farmers working hard
Farmers working hard
Planting trees
Planting trees
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Training the Farmers
Training the Farmers

Growing Success

Thanks to your support, there are a further 3 nurseries with about 12,000 seedlings. These nursuries are located in Tulo and Ruvuma street (in Mlimani wards), and Mghambazi Street (In Magadu ward).

60 farmers are enrolled in the training program, with this number expected to grow. These farmers works in the Uluguru mountains in two wards, namely Mlimani and Magadu, which are the catchments of Morogoro River.

Benefitting Communities and the Environment

Your support has helped provide nutrition and education, that will result in sustainable income for the people involved, as well as benefitting their wider communities.

The project benefits the community living in the mountains as it provides tree species (fruits and other forest trees) that will be a good source of nutrition and income for the households.

Furthermore, the knowledge of Agroforestry they get through the education and training program will help farmers to improve yields of the associated crops.

The HeroTREEs project will have marked effect on improved water quality and quantity for the Morogoro town and beyond through Hydrological system maintenance and enhancement.  The presence of trees in the catchment of Morogoro River (Mlimani ward) play vital role in:

  •  Rain water capture (increased rain)
  •  Water conservation and Sustained water discharge from the catchment  (increasing water quantity in Morogoro River)
  •  Sustained water table, flow of water springs, streams and Rivers (Increase quantity in Morogoro River)
  • Erosion control (Improved water quality in Morogoro River)

 

“As This project has come to help us protect the environment, at last  it  will help to build relations with the government that  wanted us to leave because of the effects  we used to have to the environment, thanks SAT and APOPO for providing us the opportunity to become friends of the Environment”- Pius, Farmer.

 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.

 

HeroTREEs Nursery
HeroTREEs Nursery

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HeroTREEs Success

Thanks to your support, 3375 seedlings have been distributed among 60 farmers who planted the trees in their plots. By the end of this week; a total of 4300 will have been distributed for transplanting in their areas and in public places.

We expect to plant more than 6000 seedlings from the three nurseries (Mgambazi, Ruvuma and Tulo), however many seedlings died because of drought, and gap filled seedlings are not yet ready for transplanting. Nevertheless the carbon objective of APOPO which is planting 2000 trees a year has been already achieved.

Trees Planted

Farmers have already planted a number of trees. They will report to their committees later on the exact location, amount and varieties. From the 3 established nurseries, seedlings were so far distributed from Ruvuma and Mgambazi.

The farmers suggested to plant Albezia trees as well in public areas particularly along the Road to Town (Ruvuma), to provide shade for people walking to Mlimani. The trees protect the road banks from erosion which was another reason mentioned by farmers.

Education - The Root of Success

The education side of the project is progressing well.The farmers have completed training on the following:

  • Climate change – Its Impacts in Agriculture and how to cope with Climate change (Forestation)
  • Appropriate tree planting (appropriate spacing for Timber, firewood and other uses)
  • Fruit trees improvement through vegetative propagation by grafting (theory and practical)

Future Plans

  1. We are planning on establishing new groups in other streets (in total 37 farmers) who will be trained in establishing nurseries
  2. GPS Survey of all plots (will be done with SUA University students from Field Practical Training)
  3. The planting of food trees will be ready in the small rainy season

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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Abdalla Watering the Seeds
Abdalla Watering the Seeds

Thanks to your support, we are delighted to announce that 60 farmers are now enrolled in the programme!

These farmers works in the Uluguru mountains in two wards, namely Mlimani and Magadu, which are the catchments of Morogoro River

Seeds of Change

An outstanding 1842 seedlings were planted in the year 2016.  Between January 2017 and April 2017, we planned to transplant more than 6000 seedlings. However, as we experienced a long dry spell, the planting of these seedlings is to start next week as the long rains have just began. This will go hand in hand with grafting of Mangoes and Avocado seedlings.

Currently, we have 3 nurseries with about 12,000 seedlings in Tulo, and Ruvuma street (in Mlimani wards) and  Mghambazi  Streets (In Magadu ward)

Education - The Root of Success

The education side of the project is progressing well. The training largely follows the activity cycle. Next week we plan to have training on vegetative propagation by grafting/ Budding. The grafted seedlings will be transplanted during onset of the autumn rains this year. The education they receive  is vital as it improves their techniques in tree management.

Impact on the Environment and Communities

The project benefits the community living in the mountains as it provides tree species (fruits and other forest trees) that will be a good source of nutrition and income for the households.

In the long run it's expected that the carbon offsetting project will have marked effect on improved water quality and quantity for the Morogoro town and beyond.

“As This project has come to help us protect the environment, at last it will help to build relations with the government that  wanted us to leave because of the effects  we used to have to the environment, thanks SAT and APOPO for providing us the opportunity to become friends of the Environment”-

Pius, Farmer.

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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Group pciture
Kibuana working
Kibuana working
Abdalla Working
Abdalla Working

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HeroTREEs Participants
HeroTREEs Participants

We are delighted to announce that the project has officially commenced.

On October 27, Tawero Village in Tanzania, hosted the opening ceremony. About 70 enthusiastic local farmers, along with the community leaders, attended the event. Guest of honour, the Honourable Ashura Abdallah, Ward Executive Officer from Mlimani, officially opened the event.

At the opening ceremony, 22 tree seedlings, predominantly Jackfruit, were planted by honored guests and village leaders.

What your support has helped to achieve

  • Since April 2016, trained farmers working with project have planted 2,000 trees in and are preparing another 18,000 seedlings.
  • A further 13,000 seedlings will be planted in this year’s rainy season in Mlimani Ward (Ruvuma, Tulo and Kisosa) and Mgambazi in Magadu Ward.
  • Three of these villages have already established tree nurseries.

Education - The Root of Success

  • Education on the benefits of trees and selection, as well as management involving the farmers, will be key to the sustainability of the program.
  • Teaching focuses on organic crop production, composting, soil and crop health. The project provides a hands-on training approach to promote sustainable solutions for farmers.
  • Farmers will continue to learn about the benefits of nitrogen-fixing trees and how their litter production and can improve farm productivity.
  • Advice to help farmers maintain tree health and growth will be given throughout.

The forests hugely support the biodiversity in this area and play a vital role in safeguarding the climate by naturally sequestering carbon. We are proud of APOPO taking this step to restore degraded landscapes and reduce the deforestation, which is driven by basic needs, such as subsistence farming and reliance on firewood for fuel.”

Janet Maro, Founder SAT

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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Planting
One of the nurseries
One of the nurseries

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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
$18,074 raised of $25,000 goal
 
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