"My name is Mohammed and I am 34 years old. My main source of income comes from selling crops but we face natural disasters like heavy rain and strong winds, and it affects my crops and my income."
But Mohammed has hope that with the help of the Future Forest project, his local community will be able to restore the local Metema forest and use its resources, like its ancient frankincense trees, to earn an income for their families.
Mohammed knows that with the right training and tools, he would be able to make the most of his local forest. He said, “Frankincense trees create job opportunities for people, especially youths who don’t have land to farm on. It provides them with an income.”
"There are challenges with producing frankincense but the price for frankincense is much better than any crop we produce. I really admire the project approach - creating jobs for landless youths in our region."