Reafforestation

All the issues regarding reafforestation.

Saving trees amid food crisis Source The Nation Jan 24, 2017

"For over a decade, Harry Dzowa has been selling charcoal along Machinga-Zomba Road. For the 50-year old and his six children the illegal trade in forest products remains their mainstay of survival despite massive deforestation and worsening effects of climate change."

Harry Dyowa: "This is our bread and butter I have to pay school fees for my children [...] Government should find better ways of protecting forests instead of chasing us as criminals".

Puma commits to reforestation. Source: The Daily Times Jan 24, 2017

Puma Energy Managing Director Davies Lanjesi:“As a company operating in Malawi, we are aware that the country has been losing its vegetative cover since the 1990s at an alarming rate, so we have partnered with the club to ensure that Malawi retains her lost glory in as far as vegetative cover is concerned”.

Puma commits to reforestation. Source: The Daily Times Jan 24, 2017

 

Puma Energy Managing Director Davies Lanjesi:“As a company operating in Malawi, we are aware that the country has been losing its vegetative cover since the 1990s at an alarming rate, so we have partnered with the club to ensure that Malawi retains her lost glory in as far as vegetative cover is concerned”.

Mera plants 15 000 trees in Machinga Mwanza

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) board chairperson Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe: "Most of the rivers that are tributaries of the Shire River have been affected by environmental degradation as people in these areas are cultivating and practising irrigation farming in the rivers´ catchment areas, a situation that contributes to siltation and accumulation of debris".

"[...] the energy regulatory body [...] wants to take a leading role in managing the environment along the Shire River".

Sports codes in afforestation drive. Source: The Nation Jan 23, 2017

 

Sports and Environment Comittee (SEC) chairperson Jimmy Kawaye: “Athletes consume a lot of oxygen than any other person as such they need to be in the forefront in preserving the environment through planting of trees and other interventions. We have sourced 3000 trees from Act Alliance which is under Christian Aid. Today we have mobilised heads of sports association to be planting trees”.

BWB to plant 90 000 trees

Blantyre Water Board (BWB) public affairs officer Priscilla Mateyu: "The reason we are asking individuals, groups and companies to come forward and help in the tree planting exercise within the catchment areas is that we would like them to appreciate the importance of trees for sustainable water flow within the city and its surrounding areas".

MDF in afforestation drive in Southern Region Source: The Nation Jan 19, 2017

"The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has partnered schools in the Southern Region to address issues of climate change through planting and protecting trees. Speaking in an interview after launching a tree planting exercise at Cobbe barracks in Zomba on Sunday, 93rd infantry brigade commander responsible for the Southern Region Colonel John Chaika said the country is continuously facing challenges due to deforestation".

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