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Knowledge to Plant Trees in Rural Malawi

Our most unusual reforestation project, run by Farm Radio Trust, uses radio shows to help people plant and protect trees. The radio programmes inform farmers about tree-planting practices, the benefits of trees, and sustainable farming.

In partnership with Wells for Zoë, meanwhile, we support native tree restoration as well as knowledge and support to better the lives of the poorest in Malawi with a focus on empowering women.

Planting method

Radio shows, nurseries

Planting season

Year-round, esp. January-May

Main threats

Land use, illegal logging, firewood for cooking, curing tobacco and production of bricks

Wildlife protected

(Migratory) birds

Challenges

Monitoring, sourcing seeds, local infrastructure
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Top trees species

Piliostigma thonningii
Native Species
Combretum zeyheri
Native Species Endangered
Faidherbia albida
Native Species Endangered
Philenoptera violacea
Native Species Endangered
Erythrophleum suaveolens
Native Species Endangered
Senegalia Polyacantha
Native Species
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