Counting tree seeds
7th June 2018:
These are Acacia seeds that people, mainly women, will plant for firewood.
The situation in much of Malawi now is that the forests and trees have been cut down to enrich the rich or for the tobacco industry.
Miriam is counting and weighing here in order to calculate how many seeds per kilo.
Our plan this year is to plant 1 million pine trees for forestry regeneration, Eucalyptus for poles for a quick return for the poorest and then some firewood trees, fruit trees and nitrogen fixing trees as well.
Our big first task was to locate the pines seeds, because if you cut the forests the seeds are gone as well, but we have almost a million at the moment.
Lots of work ahead.