Community Forests

Our Community Forests across Zambia

COMMUNITY FOREST: Mumbi Community Forests

LOCATION: Mumbi Community Forests are located in  Chief Mumbi’s Chiefdom which is in the southern portion of Petauke District, Eastern Province.

DESCRIPTION: Mumbi Community Forests were established in 2006 and have been growing trees across the region ever since. Felix Nguluwe our facilitator has been working very hard at providing environmental education and how to set up tree nurseries every year. We have been able to harvest seeds from trees we have planted in the past to distribute to our other community forests across Zambia and into neighbouring countries. We are now can say we are literally planting millions of trees since first starting this concept of creating community forests.

STATUS: On going

  • February, 2014more seeds are distributed to the community
  • February, 2014 Facilitator receives a new bike (he wares one out every year)
  • January, 2014 –  Felix visits Chief Nyamphande in Nyamphande Community Forests
  • December, 2013Felix delivers seeds to Zimba Community Forests
  • December, 2013seeds sent to Chitanga Community Forests
  • December, 2013Felix distributes seeds to the community
  • December, 2013seeds sent to project in Malawi
  • November, 2013seed collection is completed
  • May, 2013started buying Leucaena seeds from the community
  • May, 2013planted 18,000 seeds in the third week of May
  • February, 2013the facilitator starts to buy Jatropha seeds from the communities
  • January, 2013all communities  reporting seedlings doing well
  • December, 1012 all communities have their seeds in the ground
  • November, 2012facilitator visits many community tree nurseries
  • October, 2012Pilot program started at three schools: grow trees for school supplies
  • August, 2012 seeds are distributed to communities
  • November, 2011Garry Brooks visits Mumbi Community Forests
  • October, 2011Mumbi village tree nursery moved to new location
  • June, 2011meeting with the headmen planning a way forward for planting trees
  • April, 2010facilitator attended ACP staff workshop in Lusaka
  • December, 2009 facilitator and community set out tree seedlings
  • September, 2008collecting seeds
  • November, 2007Garry Brooks spends all November in Mumbi Community Forests
  • September, 2007Garry brooks spends month in Mumbi Community Forests
  • August, 2007collecting shake/shake containers for seedlings
  • July, 2007collecting seeds
  • April, 2007collecting seeds and workshops on nurseries
  • March, 2007Garry Brooks visits Mumbi Community Forests
  • October, 2006Garry Brooks visits Mumbi village
  • December, 2005Garry Brooks visits Mumbi Community Forests and new well
  • November, 2005 – Garry Brooks visits Mumbi Community Forests

FUNDING BY: African Community Project

PHOTOS:

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Felix in Mumbi Tree Nursery
Felix in Mumbi Tree Nursery

COMMUNITY FORESTS: Lundazi Women’s Community Forests

LOCATION: Lundazi District, Eastern Province, Zambia

DESCRIPTION:

STATUS: On Going

COMMUNITY FOREST: Zimba Community Forests

LOCATION: Zimba is located on the connecting road between Lusaka, the Capital of Zambia and the tourist town of Livingstone, Southern Province.  Zimba can be described as the market town servicing the vast surrounding farming area.

DESCRIPTION: Zimba Community Forests was formed to bring together a number of small community forests that had been formed in 2011. The District Council is very involved and has a commitment to address environmental issues. African Community Project has built a  Demonstration Tree Nursery at the Council Offices in Zimba and this nursery will be used to demonstrate planting methods and tree species to the citizens of Zimba District. We have a very good Outreach Coordinator in Zimba and we work very closely with Traditional Leaders and the Department of Forestry of Zambia.

STATUS: On going

  • May, 2014mosquito nets are distributed
  • March, 2014meetings take place to implement sustainable projects
  • January, 2014Seeds are being distributed
  • December, 2013Felix delivers seeds from Mumbi Community Forests
  • August, 2013 – The Demonstration Tree Nursery is built.
  • July, 2013Garry Brooks works with staff form July until September

FUNDING BY: African Community Project

PHOTOS:

 

COMMUNITY FOREST: Solwazi Community Forests

LOCATION: Solwazi District. North Western Province, Zambia

DESCRIPTION:

STATUS: On Going

COMMUNITY FOREST: Nyamphande Community Forests

DESCRIPTION:

LOCATION:

STATUS: On going

  • February, 2014 meetings take place to rehabilitate 2 wells
  • January, 2014Seeds arrive from Mumbi Community Forests
  • January, 2014 –  Felix from Mumbi Community Forests visits Chief Nyamphande

 FUNDING BY: African Community Project

PHOTOS:

Chief Nyamphande (centre) his wife and staff

Chief Nyamphande (centre) his wife and staff

Seeds being delivered

Seeds being delivered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY FOREST: Chitanga Community Forests

LOCATION: Chitanga Community Forests is located on the Mpulungu Road towards Lake Tanganyika, and 63 kilometers from Kasama in the Northern Province of Zambia.

DESCRIPTION: The Chitanga Community Forests was created when African Community Project first visited the area in 2007. Most of the projects activities were at Chitanga Community school where our Facilitator is also the Head Teacher. At the school we have a vulnerable students feeding program and pay the salaries for three teachers. Funding for this comes from a very successful egg production business and a piggery that is just getting under way.

STATUS: On going

  • May, 2014Outreach Coordinator receives new digital camera
  • January, 2014 – first piglets are born at the piggery (see project)
  • July, 2013a piggery  project is stated in the community (see project)
  • June, 2013 a egg laying project was launched in the community (see project)
  • May, 2013a third classroom is started at Chitanga Community school (see project)

FUNDING BY: African Community Project

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2 Responses to Community Forests

  1. Hello. My name is Jason Ricciardi, and I have worked among other positions as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, and did an internship with a leadership program in DR-Congo. I am currently building a Facebook page, that is meant to promote, and inspire community projects all over the world, and I was wondering if I could feature some of your projects there? Hopefully, this will serve to inspire other communities to do the same, and could potentially put those creating community projects, in touch with potential funders and supporters. Please let me know your thoughts and hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Garry says:

    Hi Jason
    Sorry I have not got back to you but I was traveling. As long as the credits fall within our rights.
    Cheers
    Garry
    Contact me at africancommunityproject@gmail.com to discuss it.
    Cheers
    Garry

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