Zombo district local government has embarked on long journey project of sensitizing the community and self-participatory tree planting project(s) all over the counties of Zombo.
Zombo District being that is made up of the Sub counties like Kango, Atyak, Zen, Nyapea, Jangokoro, Paidha and Paidha T.C that comprises of 44 parishes and 605 villages, has a great topography generally characterized with hilly steep U shaped and V shaped valleys. This has enabled the project to be successful in its initiation.
The project has established nurseries in which a range of tree species are grown which can be used by beneficiaries as a source of income (for example by selling fruits or other sustainable tree-based products).
The district has worked hard to change local attitudes towards trees moving away from viewing trees as a short-term income source through charcoal and firewood production towards nurturing and using trees as a long-term source of income that have wider local benefits (e.g. improving rainfall catchment and soil quality).
Zombo district local government has therefore delivered community level participatory projects that tackle deforestation by restoring local forest resources and associated biodiversity, increase resilience to climate change and food insecurity, improve local livelihoods through sustainable use of trees and related income generation.