While in Switzerland the rain should soon give way to summer, in Guinea the very first showers have taken place, heralding the rainy season. And the tour of the villages goes on. As a reminder: our coordinators are looking for 75 families in 8 villages who are interested in reforesting a plot of land of 2 hectars in 2021, then another 2 hectares in 2022 and another 2 in 2023. So, of course, it takes time!
And there are many questions to be answered before signing the agreement, because the owners must commit to maintaining the reforested land for 3 years: building a hedge against cattle, and a firebreak against burning (this article explains the consequences of vegetation fires): This is followed by weeding around the young plants twice a year. With the support of arboRise of course, that’s what donations are for
To facilitate the aerial photographs (which will be used to check each year that the forest is growing well), our two coordinators then take the GPS coordinates of each plot