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The story of the development of an Integrated Sea water 2021

The story of the development of an Integrated Sea water

The story of the development of an Integrated Sea water

The story of the development of an Integrated Sea water Agriculture Farm Sea water crops, shrimp and salt products in Eritrea East Africa.

Rain Forests of The Sea. The Eritrean project has attracted attention abroad, picking up several development awards.

The Eritrean project “RAINFORESTS” OF THE SEA

The object of the Manzanar Mangrove Initiative is to create whole new forests of mangrove trees in vast areas of the world where mangrove trees do not grow at the present time.

This will contribute to alleviating poverty in different parts of the world and to diminishing the threat of global warming. Poverty would be alleviated by creating a renewable resource – mangrove trees, which produce valuable timber–and by enriching the fish populations of adjacent seas.
The mangrove forests would fix CO2 by photosynthesis and thus decrease the possibility of a catastrophic series of events – global warming by atmospheric CO2, melting of the polar ice caps, and inundation of the great coastal cities of the world.

Eritrea was chosen as the site for the project demonstration for several reasons–most importantly, the indigenous population regularly faces famine due to the impossibility of developing an agrarian economy in a desert area.

The main objective of the Manzanar project is to train people who have the confidence to think independently and try new things to build their country. It is important that they have a hands-on working knowledge of the project. Cleanliness will also be emphasized in the Manzanar project. Cleanliness means that people pay attention to the details of work and do it well.

Ecological Outcomes Achieved:-
Eliminate existing threats to the ecosystem:

Ecological Outcomes Achieved
Eliminate existing threats to the ecosystem:
During the course of our work we planted mangroves around the periphery of ponds to stabilize banks and at sites well above sea level where the trees are irrigated with sea water.

We noted that in almost all cases the trees grew as well as in their natural habitat. In fact, many of the mangrove trees are now well above head height, and the yellow-green coats of ripe propagules are beginning to split open, showing the plump green leaves within. The mangrove mud is sprouting pneumatophores, as if someone had sown a crop of pencils.

Barnacles and oysters have started to settle on them, and crab and winkle trails crisscross the sediment. In 2001, workers on the Manzanar project grew about 60,000 mangrove seedlings at various nurseries near Massawa, later successfully replanting them near the coast.

The following year, the local Eritrean community planted another 250,000 mangroves, mostly at the village of Hargigo, 10km south of Massawa. In 2004 the total plantings at Manzanar exceeded 600,000 trees. It is estimated that the Manzanar Project has planted nearly one million mangrove trees on the coast of Eritrea since the project began.

Socio-Economic & Community Outcomes Achieved
Economic vitality and local livelihoods:
The Manzanar project has now grown enough mangroves on the coast near Massawa to feed 2000 people with the animals the trees support.

The project has planted about 600,000 mangrove trees in the vicinity of the village of Hargigo alone, and families in the village are raising sheep and goats on a diet of exclusively mangrove material. As a bonus, a great many crabs, shrimps and baby fish are now appearing in the mangrove plantation, helping to restore the local fishery.