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Coffee produced in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, is now available through the Internet, the park said, which will channel profits into education actions for girls around the park and protect wildlife.
Sales of Gorongosa Coffee allow local farmers to pit food on their tables and send their children to school – while supporting the surrounding ecosystem, the park said in its e-newsletter.
Orders can be placed at gorongosacoffee.com.
The park began working in 2015 with local farmers planting 15,000 coffee plants alongside native trees to support rainforest reforestation efforts.
As a result, residents of the Gorongosa Mountains are planting about 200,000 coffee trees a year, along with 50,000 rainforest trees to provide shade and restore the ecosystem, the park said.
Gorongosa National Park is “Mozambique’s premier wildlife national park”, located at the southern end of the East African Rift Valley.
It is home to some of the continent’s biologically richest and geologically most diverse ecosystems” and is co-managed by the government of Mozambique and the Gorongosa Project.
The park integrates conservation and human development with the understanding that a healthy ecosystem and healthy human communities are two sides of the same coin, they said.Source: Lusa