Sunday, February 25, 2024
HomeEnvironmentKaronga to plant 1.5 million tree seedlings

Karonga to plant 1.5 million tree seedlings


The Forestry Officer disclosed this in an interview with Nthanda Times, saying the forestry office was in the process of finalizing the management of most seedlings and nurseries comprising both exotic and indigenous seedlings.

{loadmoduleid 252}

He further said planting trees is the best strategy to avert the effects of disasters and climate change being experienced in the district.

“As Karonga we have been facing floods each and every year as a result of manmade disasters like deforestation hence our plan of planting 1.5 million tree seedlings to reverse some of the destruction,” he said.

Chirwa: We intend to reverse some of the manmade destructions Karonga district has been facing

Chirwa has since underscored the importance of community participation in the tree planting exercise saying their involvement is key in monitoring and looking after trees.

{loadmoduleid 260}

However, Chairperson for Mwakaboko Area Development Committee (ADC) Edward Chitete, urged authorities to look at alternative sources of energy describing the current trend as encouraging deforestation due to the demand for charcoal in households.

“As communities in Mwakaboko deforestation has really affected us as each and every year we get the flooding of Kyungu river which has happened due to cutting down of trees along the river hence our appeal for an alternative source of energy to stop people from unnecessary cutting down of trees,” Chitete explained.

{loadmoduleid 260}

On the other hand, Prosper Malema a youth in the district noted that Malawi will continue to struggle to overcome problems emanating from climate change unless everyone takes up the responsibility of planting and loving trees.

Adding every year millions of trees are planted but the survival rate leaves a lot to be desired due to a lack of proper care.


Research key to addressing climate change effects, maximizing agricultural production, productivity – Govt

Director of Land Resource Management in the Ministry of Agriculture, Gertrude Kambauwa, Kambauwa made the remarks on Tuesday when she opened a half-day National Research Dissemination Workshop in Lilongwe.

Strategy to engage communities in protecting natural resources

As one way of protecting natural resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change has developed a new strategy which involves local communities to end deforestation in the country.

CISONECC recommends pre-climate change impacts preparedness

Daud posing with Dr. Richard Hart, President of Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health International and Dr. Priester, a cardiologist at Loma Linda Institute

Youth Organization urges Mchinji communities to plant trees for gains

A local youth-led organization, Youth Alliance for Sustainable Development (YASD) has urged people in Mchinji district to embrace tree planting as a way of earning income to fight chronic poverty in the district.

Latest Posts

popular posts

Mchinji’s agriculture committee emphasises on collaboration

Mchinji District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee (DAECC) has stressed the need for strong relationships and collaboration among stakeholders to sustain agriculture initiatives being implemented in the district.

Woman drags Nankhumwa to court over child maintenance issues

A little known woman, Letina Kamwamba, has dragged Leader of Opposition and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential aspirant, Kondwani Nankhumwa, to court over child maintenance issues.

2024 Aviator Strategy and Tips to Win (TESTED AND VERIFIED)

With the recent surge of users on Premierbet Malawi Aviator; we keep seeing many Facebook and Twitter posts about whether there’s a strategy of some sort for the Aviator game. We haven’t seen any definite answers to this which pushed us to answer this, using a program that compiles the results and gives you an idea of different strategies and numbers to try on Aviator.

MCP publicist Reverend Maurice Munthali resigns

Publicity Secretary for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Reverend Maurice Munthali has resigned from his position, citing the prevailing governance atmosphere marred by persistent corruption allegations and related scandals as reasons for his resignation.

MK17.28bn Mzuzu Civic Office Complex construction at 45%

Plem Construction Limited (PCL) has disclosed that progress of the construction of the first ever Mzuzu Civic Office Complex is at 45 percent.
Nthanda Times