How the tree nursery returns the watersource to its original state
There is not just regard for the watersystems in Cameroon but also for the area around the watersource. That is why we started a project focused on water, forest and landscape conservation. This way the watersources will be protected by plants and trees. Our wypke will explain how this green approach works in short.
A tree nursery was constructed in Manganjo and at this moment 3000 little trees are growing there. These native trees are good for the quality of the water and in addition they hold the water. The seeds for these trees are collected by an expert botanist in the nearby Mount Rumpi National Park.
The seeds are cultivated in the tree nursery. 3000 seeds are individually planted in polythene bags. After a couple of months the botanist, with help from the villagers, replants the little trees in the area around the watersource. This way the area is brought back to its original state. Not only is this beneficial for nature but also for the water supply of the village.
The tree nursery is part of a project focused on water, forest and landscape conservation. It is important to have a foundation in the local village and to train the locals. Not only in maintenance but also in the production of plants and animals and honeybee keeping.
This way, in collaboration with local parterns CED and FAHP Cameroon, the villagers, the farmers and the Dutch partner Rain Netherlands we work on alternative methods which are essential for the preservation of clean and running drinking water and thus for the overall health.