SFI Tanzania established a forestry area of about 200 ha, planted with eucalyptus and teak in April and May 2016. Most of the trees were planted at Kwaraguru Estate, involving about 70 people for the planting. Next to the general forest stands, a species trial was planted with a mixture of different species and provenances.
Reforestation has been identified as one of the most effective tools against climate change. At the COP21 conference in Paris, 10 African countries pledged over 40 million hectares of land for reforestation. But planting a forest is costly. Who is going to pick up the bill?
Form international is founder and partner of the initiative ‘Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa’. This initiative has been established with the aim to stimulate and drive large scale reforestation in Africa. The target to reach 100 million hectares of new forests, which African nations have set them themselves is of an exceptional size. To realize this, African leaders see the need for sustainable forestry projects based on a long-term approach and multi-stakeholder benefit. They particularly see the benefit to intensify the cooperation with the private sector as they have the resources, innovation and the ability to deliver.
Summer's here, which means it's time for an update. Paul Hol, initiator of the movement 'Forests for the Future - New Forests for Africa': 'In this update we share some documentation out of our Ghana conference and look forward to a similar conference in November in Tanzania. More information about this conference on UONGOZI Institute's website. They very much look forward to receiving you in Tanzania!'