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Conservation news mongabay.com 24 Nov, 2021 22:45 am

Community tree nursery and garden bring a ray of hope to Zimbabwean village

Community tree nursery and garden bring a ray of hope to Zimbabwean village
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Tobacco production and brick making are needed sources of income for the Zimbabwean village of Guruve, but are also contributing to the rapid deforestation of woodlots to feed the growing industries.The project also includes a community garden that provides the women and families with an additional form of income not tied to tobacco production, and aimed at keeping kids in school by tackling food insecurity.However, the production of tobacco is eating away at the environment, and native trees in particular.However, he said there’s also more that needs to be done as tobacco production continues to grow in the country.

However, away from the environmental ruin, the birth of the Kufunga Ndomunhu Project is bringing hope to the village through a women-led reforestation and community garden project that benefits 21 families from three different villages.“We started a garden community of young and elderly women with the assistance of resources and ideas by Perseverance Ganga, a son from the village, now based in Harare,” said Isiah Makoshori, the Guruve village head.

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