Tree Planting, Songs by the Ethiopia Environment Protection Club and Launching of the Surviving Tree Project!
The survival rate of trees planted from seedlings from some local tree seedling nurseries is estimated to be as low as 20% in the first 1-2 years after planting. The Surviving Tree Project seeks to promote the survival of planted tree seedlings through knowledge, and a competition in which the team of tree planters with the highest rate of tree survival get a cash award. (The design for this competition is inspired by the incentive scheme practiced by Wangari Maatha's Green Belt Movement).
The launch of the surviving tree project will take place at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture, an integrated farm on the Kebena River of Addis Abeba, that is run 100% by youth members creating jobs, healthy food and promoting environmental protection in their community.
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9:00 am - Welcome
9:15 am - Songs by the Ethiopia Environment Protection Club composed on the following themes:
JOB VACANCIES AT SAMARITAN’S PURSE INTERNATIONAL RELIEF: UGANDA
Are you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term commitment to sustainable development?
Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease. As our agriculture programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic professionals with at least three years hands on experience to fill the following positions;
Position 1: Project Manager for Kampala Urban Agricultural Project
Position 2: Project Officer: Nutritionist
Position 3: Project Officer: Agronomy
Duty station: Kampala (with frequent field travel)
Starting date: To be communicated
Contract Period: To be communicated
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Position 4: Office Assistant/ Receptionist
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How to Apply
Send CV, covering letter and relevant documentation by email to HR: Ugandahr@samaritan.org or hand delivery to Samaritan’s Purse offices, Plot 11 Luthuli... Read more
On Friday October 2 we experienced a great and successful excursion to Home Gardens in Solulta and Chancha. One reaction was: thank you for organizing today's excursion. I had a very good time and got introduced to so many good people that have very similar thinking regarding women issues. I also have increased my knowledge about gardening.
The excursion was jointly organised by AgriProFocus, Tufts university and ISAPSO, as we visited the latter organisation's projects. Participants were members of the APF Gender-Equity-in Agricultural- Value-Chains Network, and the Tufts Home Gardens Network .
Please see the report here with the very interesting SWOT analysis!