Challenged by the menace of deforestation and the devastating effects of the climate change resulting in soil erosion, global warming, desertification and soil infertility, Emmanuel seeing himself as a future generation, embarked on reforestation in order to preserve the environment. This passion was what gave birth to the launching of “Greening Burundi” with the hope of planting 50 million trees in Burundi.
Burundi has lost 50% of its forest Cover in the last 25% years according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization) report. There is an alarming situation of deforestation and Climate Change in Burundi. The forests cover estimated at 171,625 ha could disappear between 25 to 33 years in Burundi.
To face these challenges, Greening Burundi has launched initiatives to ensure Climate Justice in Burundi and large number trees have already planted starting by Bubanza, Cibitoke et Bujumbura Provinces.
The tree species are:
Indigenous Trees – 56% | Fruit Trees – 25% | Exotic Trees – 19%.
The goal is alive and Emmanuel Niyoyabikoze and his team are focused on planting 50 million trees on national Burundi territory.
In Burundi, finding young people who think to invest in the environmental field is almost a dream. Yet, exceptions are not lacking. Saddened by the drought that plagues his home province and the consequences it causes, a young student from the province Bubanza wants to make his country all green.
This young man keeps on surprising me. He takes initiative, he is creative and he has a vision’. Many people are negative, blame everything on outside things… So, while others wait for things to come to them, he walks his path. He even shows the path. Be sure, life will bring everything to him. It surely will.
Emmanuel Niyoyabikoze est un jeune natif de la province Bubanza. Il a 24 ans et étudie dans la faculté de Sage-Femme à l’Institut National de Sante Publique. Révolté par la désertification qui d’une façon alarmante affectait le sol, freinant ainsi une production agricole suffisante dans sa communauté, Emmanuel a décidé de lancer un projet pour l’environnement.