Seeds of Hope

What are the solutions to forest destruction?” “What are the alternatives?” Questions like these are often raised to squash possible debate that could lead to real solutions to deforestation and climate chaos. The way forward starts with ending the assault on forest peoples and their ways of life, and learning about their relationships with their territories. For generations, forest-dependent communities have lived in and with forests, and have protected them.

Over the past few years, the mopane worm population - found in isolated patches of dense forests in the driest parts of Zimbabwe, like in the Mazwi village - has been diminishing, threatening local livelihoods and food sovereignty.