Establishment of model farmers is based on the premise of conservation. The model farmer’s are expected to promote wetland conservation through reducing pressure on the wetland caused by encroachment for resources and other economic activities like farming.
To add to this, the model farmers are also supposed to show solidarity for conservation through ensuring that 10% of their homesteads are covered with trees.
In support of this, we are distributing tree seedlings to all the model farmers, in the quantity that is equivalent to 10% of their farms. We are also jointly engaging in tree planting with the respective model farmers and their entire households, and encouraging everyone to help in the protection and nurturing of the trees in the homesteads.