Mellowswan A Finalist In MIT Climate Challenge

Trees For Food Security In Rombo District

It will take a global effort to stop the progression of climate change. Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania (MFA) is ready to help Tanzania do its part. In fact, it’s proposal has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious MIT Climate Co-Lab program. If the organization can clear one more hurdle, they will rub elbows and form new networks with global climate experts in Boston this fall.

MFA hopes to tackle problems associated with deforestation. Agriculture often is a question of day-by-day survival, and a long-term perspective in favor of nature has no place in the thinking of the local population.

forest conservation Tanzania

The consequences are fatal. Exhausted soil and environment damage, which equals less income & highly climatic change. It has been a steady downward spiral but this is about to change. African farmers are making the same mistake in all rural producers have made in the past: they’re cutting down all the trees on their farms.

MFA-Tanzania is helping farmers in Tanzania especially in rural areas, where the 80 percent of the farmer are to grow more trees instead of cutoff,’Trees for Food Security’ is designed to help improve food security in Tanzania rural where hundreds  of people face drought and live below the poverty line.

MFA-Tanzania see and witness farmers who have trees on their farms usually cut them down to use as firewood and timber. This actions  towards trees due to luck of education by farmers in rural make them add GHGs,which impacted to highly climatic change and also decreasing yield crop production, due to infertile land and cutoff trees. This makes them cut all trees around them and bring up drought and climate changes.

Tanzania reforestation and forest conservation

Also People in rural do not have any source of fuel load and then they are cutting down trees because sometimes they don’t have anything else around them. Various findings prove that  soil fertility has declined significantly and the percentage of trees on farm is very low. MFA-Tanzania help to advice farmers on REDD+ by Introducing this project so as to significantly reduce GHG emissions while ensuring food. We will advising farmers to grow trees like shrubs, bamboo, avocados and others species which are available to provide them fodder for animals, timer trees something which is already seeing great results,and enhance their food.

The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence has developed this crowdsourcing platform where citizens work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change. Anyone can join the Climate CoLab community and participate. Community members are invited to submit and comment on proposals outlining ideas for what they think should be done about climate change. In some contests, members create proposals for specific kinds of actions such as generating electric power with fewer emissions or changing social attitudes about climate change.  In other contests, members combine ideas from many other proposals to create integrated climate action plans for a country, a group of countries, or the whole world. Experts evaluate the entries and pick finalists, and then both experts and community members select the most promising proposals.

Please Vote At: http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1301416/planId/1314906

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