Roeland Lelieveld, founder of Africa Wood Grow, has won the Simon Jelsma Award!

A jury of Oxfam Novib consisting of Sander Tideman, Margriet Schreuders, Farah Karimi and Erik Bos awarded the Simon Jelsma Award this afternoon to Roeland for his great work in Africa. Roeland was merited for his enthousiasm in land restoration and the creation of resilient local communities by farming and planting food forests. Last May 8 nominees were selected for the award, talented young entrepreneurs working in development countries. Africa Wood Grow will use the award for the expansion of the agroforestry projects at Kathome and Kawongo villages in Kitui county. Watch the video made especially for the award by Oxfam Novib.

Expanding into new forest land

A new forest is growing in central Kenya and meanwhile new lands have been acquired for further growth of indigenous trees.

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