Following the training of community members on agro-forestry, each village selected a volunteer to participate in mobilizing fellow villagers to carry out the projects. In the last quarter of 2013, these volunteers went through a participatory learning approach with an agro-forestry trainer and the EGI Community Resource Person.
Apart from getting trained on the identification and establishment of appropriate tree nursery sites in their villages, the volunteers were taught to care for the seedlings before transplanting. A rapid assessment was also done in the schools to determine the level of environmental education being carried out. This is a first step in a plan to train students about tree planting and other environmental subjects.
At the same time, EGI started sourcing for seedlings such as bush mango, njangsa and bitter cola. The main nursery has been established in Nchang village, from which seedlings will be distributed to other village nurseries.
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