Tree planting in Mozambique
Mozambique • Tree planting & Agroforestry
Mozambique is located on the eastern coast of Africa with 68% of its population living in rural parts of the country. This Eastern African country is home to 20 globally threatened bird species, and over 200 endemic mammal species. With over 45% of the population living beneath the poverty line, the population relies heavily on its natural resources and forests for survival. Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique’s mangroves have been largely decimated and destroyed.
Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit organization, recognized as one of the most cost-effective reforestation projects on the planet. They are active in eight countries, working at 170+ project sites. Eden Reforestation Projects is working with local communities and villagers to restore, replant and protect these precious forest systems. The international team in Mozambique has planted more than 20 million trees so far and is continuing to expand planting efforts.
In response to the large-scale loss of mangroves in Mozambique, Eden Reforestation Projects initiated the Maputo Bay Reforestation Initiative with a vision to bring back the vitality of the forests that fringe the rivers and coastline of Maputo Bay in southern Mozambique. The project supports local communities to plant and manage mangrove forests, offers long-term employment and livelihood improvements to local communities, and protects the critical biodiversity that relies on mangrove forests to survive. Eden’s program began in October 2018 with the Katembe and Madjuva planting sites near Maputo. Since then, operations have grown to include several new mangrove sites and seven terrestrial sites. Eden has also expanded to Beira in central Mozambique. Eden’s work in Mozambique helps protect coastal communities from environmental disasters, improve fisheries, remove carbon from the atmosphere, and increase biodiversity while also addressing the urgent need for poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment. Tree planting in Mozambique furthermore provides stability against erosion and improves ocean and coral reef health
This project is not (yet) verified by a third-party carbon standard, but Eden Reforestation Projects is one of the worlds’ most-renowned tree-planting companies in the world.
They are an official partner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, pledging to plant 500 million trees by 2025. Eden Reforestation Projects has planted more than 485 million trees so far, creating more than 4,8 million workdays
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Maputo Bay Reforestation
As a Regreener contributor your money directly goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by this project:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development