Lightwood, a solution to deforestation
As forests in East Africa have severely declined during the past decades and are still diminishing (3.9 million hectares annual), new sources for timber must be found. However, large-scale monocultures often rather harm the environment instead of solving environmental issues. Mixed-species plantings using fast-growing tree species can maximise ecosystem services and thus provide timber and other services such as climate change mitigation or the provision of fresh water.
Our work with the East African forest
As an expert in the field of reforestation and agroforestry, lightwood.org wants to share with you some of the aspects dealt with. You can learn more about land rights, mixed species plantings and tree nurseries and plantations by clicking on one of the links below: