PROJECT TITLE

100 LEGACY FRUIT TREES TO CLIMATE ACTION

Project Summary

RUWAI Environmental and Climate Action School Club was set up to increase education around climate change, ecological degradation and mitigation process. This project phase is planting 100 fruit trees in five schools in the FCT, to improve school lunch with healthy nutrition. It is a way the graduating students are giving back to their community and reducing climate change impact. The club is training students on tree planting, agroforestry and establishing demonstration farms within schools.

Challenge

There is a deficit in rainfall and water supply as well as increase in heat which is aggravating desertification. The local people who rely on land for farming now finds it difficult to farm due to degradation. The school garden where student use for agriculture are facing serious decrease in production. Lack of awareness, weak resilience and low capacity of students and communities are some of the identified factors driving climate change, health and poverty issues.

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Solution

Using indigenous economic trees will help to rehabilitate, regenerate and conserve the local environment. It will contribute to creating climate change awareness, reduce air pollution of the environment as well as curb malnutrition among pupils and students, water scarcity and soil damage.

Long-Term Impact

Promote climate change awareness and facilitate the participation of local population, particularly youth and students in efforts to combat desertification, drought, food insecurity, environmental and economic problems.