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Happy Earth Day

The theme of this year’s Earth Day is, “Together, we can Restore our Earth.” This is a timely reminder to all of us that we have a critical role to play in preventing the coming disasters of climate change and environmental destruction. As you are aware, The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for immediate action to combat climate change. Shifting temperatures, unpredictable weather patterns, and more severe storm events threaten the health of communities and ecosystems across the country.

As Amatsiko, we believe that a sustainable future for all is possible, but it requires commitment and action from everyone today. We rely on the health of our planet and the wellbeing of our people. That is why we are devoted to working towards A Better World Tomorrow – to ensure environmental protection and conservation.

As part of their climate change mitigation efforts, Amatsiko is partnering with Go Organic Africa to constantly working with their neighbours and communities to plant more food forests.

By understanding how forests grow and sustain themselves without human intervention, we can learn from Nature, copy the systems and patterns to model our own forests — ones filled with trees and plants that produce food we can eat

We can design and construct the most sustainable food production systems possible; perfected, refined and cared for by Mother Nature herself. A forest takes care of itself by shedding leaves, building mulch and organic manure, with the tree’s roots holding water in the soil and preventing erosion. Planting trees is a good way to alleviate the risks of a changing climate i.e preventing soil erosion and keeping water in the ground.

Now, imagine if everything in this lush, abundant, spectacular forest was edible!

If you can imagine what this would look like, if you can picture this in your mind’s eye, then you’re not far from the mark of what a food forest is like in real life.

This is what we are working on to help communities and families get a food forest at household level.

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