Agroforestry is the discipline behind the LIFE program and I have been trained to fill the role as forestry extension agent; in other words, I help the Zambian Forestry Department with forestry education and tree planting.
Along with the Mutanda Research Center team grafting lemon root stock to orange scions (orange tree clippings) to produce orange trees. Lemon root stock is drought resistant and grows well in most types of soil. We grafted well over 100 trees which will be distributed to local farmers. This is my first time grafting. If 50% of my trees take, then I am a skilled grafter. The plan is for me to teach the grafting technique to the farmers who acquire the trees so they can continue producing more trees on their own. They can then produce oranges to eat, sell, and sell seedlings which can be sold for 50 kwatcha which is a fabulous income generating activity.