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Rooting for Zambia: Greenpop tackles deforestation

 The Big Issue South Africa 03 September 2019

When The Big Issue South Africa’s Leanne Farish joined 100 volunteers in Zambia on a tree-planting spree in one of the world’s most rapidly deforested countries, she soon discovered planting seeds for the future is not for the faint-hearted. (1250 Words) - By Leanne Farish

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Photo: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith

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Greenpop volunteers plant trees in Zambia. Alongside illegal logging and unsustainable slash-and-burn farming methods, the practice has contributed to the country having one of the highest deforestation rates, per capita, in the world. Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith


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