Planting trees, protecting the rainforest

As a humanitarian NGO embracing social transformation and innovation, APOPO plays a proactive role in safeguarding our climate and planet through offsetting its carbon footprint.

planting Trees

Working in partnership with Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), training is being provided to local farmers working on the slopes of the Uluguru Mountains. This results in reduced greenhouse gases through tree planting, conservation of tropical forest, increased water quality and quantity, elimination of slash and burn agriculture, and an increase in the carbon content of the soil. 

long-term impact

145 local farmers are receiving training over a five year period and a total of  21,000 trees are being planted. The project aims to reduce poverty, as farmers reduce dependency on buying materials from agro shops, instead growing and selling them themselves. Meanwhile organic farming methods increase water quality and quantity.