This project is about planting 5,000 trees in 5 villages in Nigeria to protect degraded environment,help protect habitat of endangered species and enhance livelihood of rural farmers.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The high rate of deforestation in Akwa Ibom State,Nigeria is leading to habitat loss and species extinction, soil degradation resulting in poor crop yield.Climate change is causing excessive heat leading to body itching and rampant death of livestock,changes in duration of dry and rainy season, which affect planting seasons, ,disappearance of local streams.unsustainable agricultural practices ( illegal bush burning, slash-and-burn agriculture) are the major causes for these.
How will this project solve this problem?
Re forestation and mixed cropping- (an agro forestry technology which re-establishes trees on farming land) help to conserve the soil and the protect some endangered species.Tree planting at homes and in schools provide shades and cools the air.
Potential Long Term Impact
--500 farmers benefit from tree products - increased food and income . -Re forestation helps to protect endangered species in the area, -Natural mulching through fallen leaves and branches of trees improves/conserves the soil.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.