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Living Trees of Livingstonia

Living Trees of Livingstonia is based in the Rumphi District of Malawi. Funded by the Scottish Government, and implemented by Thrive with Edinburgh-based Leith Community Crops in Pots and Rumphi organisation Living Trees of Livingstonia, the project brings together a community in Edinburgh with communities in Rumphi. The project aim is to improve the environment, reduce poverty and increase school attendance through School Orchard Committees, which will establish orchards, sell some produce and channel profits into improving their schools. Each School Orchard Committee will consist of parents and teachers of the school pupils, ensuring local ownership. Living Trees of Livingstonia is innovative in addressing a wide range of environment, employment, nutrition, education and girls’ education. In piloting profit making orchards owned and run by schools, the project will prove that Malawi can meet its most urgent needs independently and sustainably.