The Comoros is a small island state prone to the negative impacts of climate change and disasters due to climatic and geographic factors. The UNDP project is implemented in three of its four islands, namely Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Moheli) and Ndzuani (Anjouan).
During 2019-2020 period, over 2,000 fruit trees and nearly 20 forest plants were planted, in collaboration with communities, the Rural Centre for Economic Development and other partners. The reforestation through fruit trees also leads to increased income sources for local farmers.
The species, selected by their great economic potential in terms of immediate income, will ensure the economic resilience of the most vulnerable, especially women and young people, in an area that is already exposed to climate change. --UN Volunteer Houda Abdoulbastoi
In this photo, Houda helps prepare fruit species for a reforestation campaign in the resilience project. These fruits trees are expected to enhance community incomes and improve environmental conservation in the region.
Photo: ©UNV, 2020