How the miombo forest is degraded in Mafinga
© Ruben Foquet, WeForest
Thinking that soils are more fertile up the mountain, farmers relocate to the middle of the Forest Reserve, easily 4 hours walk from the nearest community school or health outpost.

The complete absence of any form of forest management creates an unsustainable situation. Families grow over the years and fields continue to be expand, shifting from one place to the next. Slowly but surely the miombo forests are degraded.