This holiday season, there are more than 1,000,000 reasons to plant a tree. These many South Sudanese families have fled an ongoing civil war, finding refuge in Northern Uganda camps. With local farmers already witnessing changing weather patterns and poor harvests, this entire region is facing a food crisis. Your donation will support the planting of the miracle Moringa tree with the community and the training to care for them. Its leaves are known as an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. Planting these native trees will also increase this ecosystem’s resilience as it contends with climate change.
For every donation made, we’ll send a seed card gift commemorating your part in the planting to a recipient of your choice.
GIVE TO BOTH FAMILIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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Rarely are there simple answers to complex problems. But one tree aims high
In the northern region of Uganda, communities are dealing with changing weather patterns that are affecting their food security. Meanwhile, these communities have welcomed 1,000,000 refugees from South Sudan that are seeking safety amidst civil war and famine. The need for on-going, sustainable nutrition is key for the future of this region: for the farmers of northern Uganda, and their South Sudanese refugee neighbors.
Moringa: a tree that gives back to people and environment
As you may know, WildFF and its Native Seeds team have been working in Northern Uganda for nearly 3 years, working to share knowledge about native tree species and getting farmers to replant them. Our relationships with Ugandan farmers and other local partners gives us the opportunity to plant Moringa and other useful trees with refugee communities and ensure they are thriving throughout the year. Because Moringa grows so quickly, the trees will provide refugees and Ugandan farmers alike with an ongoing, sustainable and nutritional food supplement as soon as 90 days after planting.
Not only will Moringa trees provide direct social benefits to this population in need, they will also protect existing trees in the surrounding forest from being cut by providing a sustainable alternative to sourcing firewood.
Some further reading on the region we’re planting Moringa trees: