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Malawi: 40 Million Trees Set to Be Planted in the Central Region

Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

By George Bulombola


The Regional Forestry Office for the Centre has disclosed that about 40 million trees are expected to be planted across all districts in central region within the 2015 National Forestry season.

Speaking Tuesday during a district forestry launch at Matawale Junior Primary School in the area of Traditional Authority Mpando in Ntcheu, Assistant Regional Forestry Officer for the Centre, Maggie Kawalewale said the 40 million trees are expected to increase forestry cover and rehabilitate environmentally degraded areas.

“With good working partnership with various governments and Non-Governmental Organizations, Central Region Forestry Office is optimistic that the target will be met by the end of the tree planting season,” said Kawalewale.

Kawalewale then said deforestation should be treated as a cross cutting issue and appealed to projects’ designers to be incorporating deforestation issues in various projects.

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Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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