REFORESTATION IN ZAMBIA

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In a nutshell :


Reversing deforestation by engaging local farmers.

In the Copperbelt region of Zambia, native Miombo woodlands have been disappearing for many decades. WeForest is engaging with and training hundreds of small-scale farmers to restore these Miombo forests on their farms. In doing so, the farmers benefit from diversified jobs, higher incomes and new skills. In addition, via the project’s holistic approach that integrates livelihood development with ecological restoration, farmers receive help in obtaining ownership of land. This secures the sustainability and longevity of the restoration and livelihood outcomes.  

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Why is it awesome ?


The project has many goals : 

- Restore native Miombo woodlots on smallhold farms
- Promote sustainable exploitation of Miombo woodland and sustainable forest management
- Promote economic development
- Build livelihood resilience

Where does the magic happens ?


The team :


WEFOREST

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WeForest's team of 20 professionals is spread over 3 continents and 12 countries sharing the same commitment for a better world.

"Healthy and growing forests remain the best technology for removing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

Our vision 
We imagine a world where communities and nations sustainably manage their forests and natural resources for the benefit of our climate, our environment and humanity.

Our mission
Building upon corporate and scientific partnerships, WeForest empowers communities to sustainably advance and implement innovative, high standard, scalable and lasting solutions to restore forest landscapes.

Our values
The values that inspire our work are: Integrity, Transparency, Excellence, Collaboration, Passion, and Courage.

Our goal

Our goal is to successfully transform 250,000 ha of forest landscape by 2021, restoring  25,000 ha of forests (with an estimate of  25 million trees) demonstrating FLR best practices in different ecosystems and leading to the adoption of an international standard.
 
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or want to know more about us? -> www.weforest.org