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 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.

Woman planting

Two nurseries are staffed entirely by women.




Gender Equality
Clean Water
Sustainable Livelihoods

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Seed Bank





200,000 annually




Abyssinian coral tree (Erythrina abyssinica)
East African Newtonia
(Newtonia buchananii)
Sycamore fig
(Ficus sycomorus)

Hands holding seeds

Collecting native seeds is a key step to creating a healthy biodiverse forest.

Kilimanjaro Seed Bank

The project's off-grid seed bank can store up to 10 million seeds.

Woman working in seed bank

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

A person planting seeds in Tanzania
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.

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