The forests play a crucial role in the environment. They provide natural resources, constitute a habitat valuable or even essential for biodiversity and also influence the climate by storing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Planting trees on a large scale could so, represent an effective weapon for the fight against global warming and this gives us more energy, confidence, and courage to commit to this noble cause which is to increase tree coverage in this semi-arid region.
Turkana region is suffering drought and the lack of trees, on this side remains the main challenge to practicing other agrocultural activities.
With this fact, we are working on how to make sure we restart planting trees and create awareness in the community about planting the gum arabica tree species.
These trees are well adapted to the climate in ASAL regions and have multiple benefits such as the production of gum and resins, fixing nitrogen in the soil, preventing desert encroachment, and even reclaiming desert land thus fighting desertification. Restocking, planting, and conservation of acacia trees and the protection of acacia seedlings act as climate change coping strategies.
If we don’t invest our ideas in necessary actions regarding climate change, the world will be at risk especially in this arid environment in particular where we live, if only we don’t put the necessary means into the fight against global warming.
Without efforts to combat global warming and its increasing temperatures, the effects of climate change are a threat to the health, employment, and welfare of citizens everywhere in general and here in the Turkana region in particular.
Therefore, it is imperative that we take action to address the challenges of climate change and deforestation in the Turkana region. Planting trees and promoting the use of gum arabica species not only helps in mitigating the effects of global warming but also provides a sustainable source of livelihood for the local communities.
Moreover, trees play a crucial role in maintaining the water cycle and preventing soil erosion, which is essential in ensuring food security and promoting sustainable agriculture. By planting trees and protecting existing forests, we can conserve the natural habitats of various plant and animal species, thus promoting biodiversity.
It is also important to note that addressing climate change requires a collective effort from individuals, governments, and organizations. Therefore, we must work together to create awareness, mobilize resources, and implement sustainable strategies that promote tree planting and conservation.
In conclusion, the role of trees in mitigating climate change and promoting sustainable development cannot be overstated. Therefore, we must prioritize reforestation efforts and promote the use of species that are adapted to the local climate conditions, such as the gum arabica tree in the Turkana region. Together, we can make a significant difference in combating climate change and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.,