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Updates von der Pflanzsaison in Tansania

During the rainy season in April, Omega Emmanual Kaaya, our tree planting and regional representative for South East Africa, visited our planting sites in Tanzania. Tanzania is an important country for us, particularly in terms of the fruitful combination of large-scale reforestation with agroforestry initiatives. These are intended to strengthen small farmers by providing them with fruit trees that they can plant on their own land. With three project partners, we have reforested 20 areas of different sizes in Tanzania. In total, we were able to plant over 24 native tree species on 766.53 hectares and provide meaningful work for 733 women and 690 men. This comprehensive approach allows us to address both ecological and socio-economic aspects, promoting sustainable practices and the rich biodiversity of Tanzania's landscapes.

The purpose of our visit

The visit of our partners had several goals: to meet representatives of our partner organizations, to look at the processes in the tree nurseries, to visit our planted locations and to actively participate in planting activities. Such visits to our partner projects are crucial for the success of our work. If you're interested in learning more about sustainability criteria of GROW MY TREE by Impact Heroes, please visit our transparency page for further information.

The Usambara Mountains

All our partner organizations in Tanzania are located in the Usambara Mountains. The mountains are known as a biodiversity hotspot and are home to a variety of plant and animal species. The region's ecosystems are home to numerous endemic species, making it a critical area for conservation efforts. In addition, the Usambara Mountains offer natural beauty with lush forests and waterfalls. However, the region faces significant threats, including forest loss from devastating fires and illegal logging activities. To counteract these challenges, reforestation initiatives and agroforestry practices are critical to restoring the region's degraded ecosystems. By engaging local communities and providing sustainable alternatives, these conservation actions aim to reduce incentives for logging and promote harmonious coexistence between people and nature in the region.

The benefits of forest projects to the local community

By visiting our partner organizations, we were able to experience the positive impact of tree planting in the Usambara Mountains. Not only does it provide economic stability for the local community, but it also plays a crucial role in curbing illegal logging activities and preserving the region's rich biodiversity.

As part of this journey, we have seen how tree projects can transform lives and inspire hope for a better future.

The stories we've heard from the local community show that every single tree can have an impact on their lives. The visit to our partners has again confirmed the enormous importance of the work done in Tanzania. It's a powerful reminder of the value and impact we can create together. The organizations show a high level of commitment and expertise in their respective projects. Working with local communities, schools and government agencies is also important to promote environmental protection through tree planting.

Your contributions allow us to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of local communities and the environment they depend on. Together we not only plant trees, we are planting seeds of change, hope, and sustainability. And with every tree that puts down roots in the Usambara Mountains, we contribute to a greener future for all. 

We will certainly not be the last time in Tanzania and of course we will keep you up to date!

From trees with love 

The GROW MY TREE by Impact Hero Team

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