Between April and November 2015 CITW cluster center Nanthomba managed to raised 20 000 different kinds of seedlings (trees). These included:
- 10 000 agro-forestry tree seedlings;
- 3 000 fruit tree seedlings;
- 7 000 wood and timber tree seedlings.
Eco-Club members from Nanthomba, Kavunguti, Kafulafula Primary Schools; Adult Eco-Club (Nanthomba Eco-Women) and Nanthomba YES Club members took part in the raising of these seedlings.
Since December last year the seedlings have been exposed to harsh treatment including watering once every two days so that they can be strong by the time they will be planted in the actual fields. The seedlings will be distributed in January 2016 to interested (those registered with CITW), local clubs, organizations, families and individuals.
This year distribution will be accompanied by a detailed practical lessons on:
- Treating planting of trees as a business and accounting for each planted tree;
- Correct way of planting, including drip irrigation of trees;
- Caring for the planted trees (from goats, and bush fire); and
- Awards for a 90% survival rate by November 2016.