Reforestation


Seven out of Ten Mozambicans live in rural areas and most sustaining themselves on less than $2.00 a day. For survival they depend on the natural resources around them, and forest resources play a vital role in the lives of the communities that L4S works with. 

Illegal logging, the unregulated production of (and urban dependency on) charcoal, subsistence slash and burn agriculture and lack of knowledge and awareness all pose serious threats to the forests. Deforestation claims almost a quarter million hectares of forest every year in Mozambique.

I
f the forest disappears, rural communities suffer, bees have no food, soils erode, water tables change and biodiversity vanishes forever. 
To address poverty and deforestation, reforestation is at the heart of what Life4Sofala does. 

T
he Living Forest Endeavour for Sofala began with a pilot project, when Mutondo community members reforested fire damaged areas. 
Families received a small income for each year trees survived until the trees were viable (4 years). This pilot project was the forerunner of our current Living Forest Endeavour for Sofala. 

Today L4S uses privately and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  funded reforestation as an entry level income generation to introduce incomes via sustainable natural resource management to community members. Families who successfully participate in reforestation are invited to enter the bee-keeping program, generating a durable income. L4S works with 38 families today.  20 new families begin with reforestation in February 2015.

What this means is that the private and CSR funded reforestation with L4S have positive social, economic and environmental impacts well beyond the initial four year support families receive during the reforestation stage. 

For details, see our donations page.

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  • 20 New Mutondo participants to reforest in 2015 The Living Forest Endeavour for Sofala received funding for 20 new participants to begin reforesting 2,200 indigenous trees this year. Cervejas de Moçambique, SA has sponsored 2000 trees as ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2015, 12:15 AM by Celesta von Chamier Glisczinksi
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