Reafforestation

All the issues regarding reafforestation.

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".

NBM partners MDF in tree-planting campaign

The partnership of National Bank of Malawi (NBM), Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Department of Forestry is going to plant trees in the Eastern Region.

NBM acting chief executive officer Macfussy Kawawa: "We have been greatly affected by the deforestation. There is alaways power blackout that has resulted in us using generators which is very costly. This is why we are in this partnership with MDF".

Act Alliance to plant 60m trees

Act Alliance Malawi coordinator Jazel Mwakasungula: "We have made it a priority to combat the loss of forests and negative effects of climate change".

The planting will cost about K100 million and the target is that 90 in every 100 trees planted to survive.

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