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6 November 2018

The signs are pointing in the right direction!

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Do you know what ANR means? These farmers do! As we work with them in Luanshya, Zambia, farmer Jomo (middle) is proudly looking at the sign on the piece of his farmland which is now Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) protected. This means that he will help the forest regenerate by itself, with the help of WeForest.

Jomo participated in the WeForest training with extensionist James (left) and has installed beehives, together with mentor George (right) in this ANR protected area. Having put up this sign himself shows that he is very motivated to keep participating in this process and make the project successful.

 
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Matthias De Beenhouwer

Director, Southern Africa

Matthias leads the landscape restoration and planting projects in Zambia. He coaches the local teams and makes sure that the forest restoration projects are performed according to the foreseen activity plan. Matthias holds a PhD in Forest Ecology from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has 5 years of experience working on agroforestry, forest ecology and conservation and has worked in several countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.