The Kilimanjaro Project

Upper Pangani River Basin, Tanzania

We’ve partnered with the Kilimanjaro Project to restore biodiverse ecosystems throughout the Upper Pangani River Basin in Tanzania, a region hit hard by deforestation. Community members recently constructed a seed bank and two nurseries using Terraformation’s designs, boosting their production capacity to 100,000 seedlings per season. The planting, which is focused along rivers, is set to begin this spring. The first phase of the project covers approximately 50 hectares, with the potential for expansion up to 5,000 hectares. 

The two nurseries, which are located in the Weru Weru and Usa River basins, are entirely staffed by women. The Kilimanjaro Project partners closely with community members to restore degraded land and create sustainable income sources.

This partnership will help support the Kilimanjaro Project’s goal of planting 10 million trees over the next seven years. Restoring Tanzania’s native forests will also help bring back rainfall and rivers, create sustainable livelihoods, and combat climate change.

Nursery

The two nurseries in the Weru Weru and Usa River basins are each capable of nurturing 100,000 seedlings per year (across two planting seasons).

Hectares

50

Terraformation tools

Seed Bank

Nurseries

PLANTS

200,000 annually

TOP SPECIES

Abyssinian coral tree (Erythrina abyssinica)

East African Newtonia (Newtonia buchananii)

Sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus)

Woman planting

The on-site nurseries are entirely staffed by women.

Kilimanjaro Nursery

Using Terraformation designs, local teams constructed two tree nurseries, along with an off-grid seed bank.

Seeds

Access to the right seeds in the right season is critical to large-scale restoration success.

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The Kilimanjaro Project: Seed Banking to Help Scale Restoration of Forests, Rainfall, and Rivers

Terraformation is providing forestry tools to help the Kilimanjaro Project accelerate restoration efforts in Tanzania.

A person planting seeds in Tanzania
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Ready to plant a forest or help one grow? Whether you’re looking to design a native forest or want to make an impact through sponsoring a project, our team can help.

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