Several forest conservation committees have met to learn from and hear about the success of Chibisa Forest Conservation Committee.
The three committees, Chidambo, Bingavula and Kunene, were spurred on after the meeting to make firebreaks and carry out regular patrols to protect the trees.
Bryne Ngwira, Forest Conservation Project Manager, said, “Our main focus during the dry season is to ensure that wildfire should not burn the young trees. As well as making firebreaks, the committees weed and slash grass to protect the young trees. This promotes tree growth.”
The committees have also received finance knowledge and support in setting up a Village Bank. Members save money together and small loans are given. At the end of the year, members share the money.