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Zanzibar's Farmer Field Schools

Mangroves are tropical wetland ecosystems defined by the diversity of life they support — and increasingly by their capacity to act as a natural climate solution.

Growing resilience, adaptation, and livelihoods.

This International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves (or more simply, World Mangrove Day) you can support people-led restoration efforts to protect coastal communities and the diversity of life and livelihoods they support.

Act today, knowing your donation will go directly to supporting community-led climate solutions across Pemba and Unguja islands.

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Mjini Kiuyu: A Community At Risk

In 2021, Community Forests Pemba was approached by members of a small Pemban community named Mjini Kiuyu. Located directly on the coast along the [???] side of Pemba island, this community was experiencing devastating flooding because of rising sea levels and recent storms.

Without their protective mangrove ecosystem, homes and houses were being flooded and sometimes destroyed.

Community Forests Pemba stepped in, rallying the community together to plant thousands (???) of mangrove seedlings along the nearby coastline. Although not an immediate solution to flooding, these fast-growing trees will quickly provide a natural barrier between the people of Mjini Kiuyu and the threat of sea level rise.

What’s more, these wetland forests will quickly become home to a diversity of land and ocean life — including crabs, fish, and more — providing a source of food and sustainable livelihood for the community!

A Curriculum For Resilience

We know that supporting the people and communities who live and work most closely with forests is not only essential for long-term solutions to work, but also the right thing to do.

A Natural Climate Solution

Studies show that mangroves can sequester an incredible four times more carbon than rainforests. Most of this carbon is stored in the soil beneath mangrove trees. In total, the world’s mangroves sequester approximately 24 million metric tons of carbon in soil per year!

Community-Led Adaptation

Your Opportunity

The Farmer Field School programme is a huge success—but there are more and more communities asking for our support. We’ve reached thousands of farmers already, but there are thousands more who are looking for the support needed to create resilient farming livelihoods. That’s why we’re on a mission to double the number of farmers enrolled in Field Schools over the next two years.

That’s where you come in. Will you make a donation today to expand the Farmer Field School programme across Zanzibar?


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Make a donation today and know that 100% of your donation will go towards growing the Farmer Field School programme—supporting thousands of farmers on their path to resilient farming livelihoods.

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Corporate Partners

We believe that businesses can be a positive force for good in our society when we work in tandem to protect and restore our shared forests. We are proud partners of businesses through 1% For The Planet and B-Corp, and are always looking to expand meaningful and value-aligned relations. Could your organization be next?

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