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Summary of: TedxTalks - Does money really grow on trees? | Ninza Sichinga | TEDxLusaka

Forestry in Zambia and tree growing present an opportunity for individuals to build wealth and address deforestation. Zambia has a high deforestation rate due to agricultural expansion and charcoal production, leading to a wood deficit crisis. Investing in forests offers several benefits including climate change mitigation, sustainable construction materials, diversification of investment portfolios, and compelling financial returns. However, there are challenges such as the long time it takes for forest assets to mature and a lack of knowledge about forestry economics. Encouraging private forest ownership can increase the sector's contribution to GDP and alleviate poverty.


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