Supporting sustainable community forest management
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trees protected and growing


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The Katanino Forest Reserve, which is made up of miombo woodland, has seen heavy deforestation and degradation.

WeForest is restoring the forest using Assisted Natural Regeneration (ANR) and enrichment planting from local tree nurseries. Farmers around the reserve are engaged in restoration and trained in agroforestry, and capacity building will ensure full local support, ownership and responsibility for the forest.

Why and how we’re working here

42% of the Katanino Forest Reserve has already been lost and another 18% is heavily degraded, a trend that is likely to increase if there is no intervention, as the needs of the local community living in or around the forest are growing.
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Katanino Forest Reserve, Copperbelt province, Zambia

Restoration approaches

Assisted Natural Regeneration; enrichment planting

Project partners

The Katanino Forest Trust; Miombo AS


94, including Brachystegia boehmii, Isoberlinia angolensis, Julbernardia paniculata

The project’s impact on people

The project aims to build local capacity to hand management of the reserve over to the communities. A livelihood plan will alleviate the pressure on the forest resources by providing alternative sources of income from activities such as sustainable agriculture, agroforestry and beekeeping.

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Who’s funding the Katanino project?

Updates from the Miombo Belt Regeneration programme

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