NewsRotary Club Prague International: Trees For Life

Rotary District of Czech Republic & Slovakia and Rotary Club Prague International have partnered with WeForest to plant trees in Zambia. WeForest have a long track record of successful projects which not only involve planting trees but also creating a sustainable eco system to benefits the community as well as the planet.

The Luanshya district is Zambia’s most densely populated region and as a result it’s forests have been disappearing. Through a holistic approach that integrates livelihood development with ecological restoration, the project supports farmers to restore the native Miombo woodlands that are disappearing from the region. By employing assisted natural regeneration of of trees and introducing economic activities such as bioenergy and honey production, local communities can restore their forests. The farmer population benefits from diversified jobs, higher incomes and new skills. The project establishes market linkages between small-scale farmers and local private sector companies. In addition, this project looks to aid farmers in obtaining ownership of land in order to secure the sustainability and longetivity of the conservation and livelihood outcomes.

Clubs in District 2240 are raising funds to make a difference. You can see the progress made on the Trees for Life Progress page where the total number of trees planted and the contributions from clubs are listed.

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