The Guest of honor observing the tree planted by the Natural Resource Management Committee

The Igunga- Eco village project has sensitized the community members to adapt to climate smart interventions as a solution to the effect caused by climate changes in Igunga. This was done during the commemoration of the World Environment Day at Mwang’halanga village on Monday 5th June, 2017. The Guest of Honor at the event was Igunga’s District Administrative Secretary, Mr. Godslove Kawiche who represented the District Commissioner for Igunga District.

The Igunga- Eco village project has sensitized the community members to adapt to climate smart interventions as a solution to the effect caused by climate changes in Igunga. This was done during the commemoration of the World Environment Day at Mwang’halanga village on Monday 5th June, 2017. The Guest of Honor at the event was Igunga’s District Administrative Secretary, Mr. Godslove Kawiche who represented the District Commissioner for Igunga District.

Among other things, demonstration of climate smart technologies was done by the project to allow proper understanding on how helpful the technologies are to the community members. This included demonstration of the use of biogas and fuel efficient stoves as a means to controlling unnecessary tree cutting.

Other activities demonstrated during the day included the trees planted by the Mwang’halanga village Natural Resource Management Committee, the rope pump, rain water harvesting tank, ox- drawn scoop and a water filter at the village.

Community members learning on how biogas cooker works

Moreover, the launch of Mwang’halanga village Natural Resource Management action plan which was developed in collaboration with village Natural Resource Management and village leaders and demonstration on how to use the Brooder Technology on chicken husbandry were done.
Speaking at the event, the Guest of Honor. Mr. Godslove Kawiche commended the Igunga Eco-village efforts in environmental conservation at Igunga.
“All of the efforts done by this project at our district are remarkable. To mention a few, the Eco-village project has constructed some wells and rain harvest water tanks, biogas digesters, fuel efficient stoves as well as providing expertise in chicken husbandry and fish farming.
I believe through these interventions; the project area will get sufficient water and reduce unnecessary cutting of trees. This will also lead to improved livelihoods and income for the people of Igunga.

Mr. Kawiche also called upon the Igunga residents to use the world environment day’s commemoration as a learning opportunity for them so as to adapt to all the good climate smart interventions introduced by the Igunga Eco-village project at the district of Igunga.

The Igunga Eco-Village project is a 4 years project(2015-2019) funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership between Heifer Nederland, Heifer International Tanzania, the Igunga District Council, Aqua for All and ICIPE.