Covid and our relation to nature

There is ample evidence that suggests that our disturbed relation with nature has a correlation with the Covid-19 pandemic. The weforum states that “studies show deforestation and loss of wildlife cause increases in infectious diseases” and that investing in reforestation has huge economic benefits.  The conversation explains that land-clearing for human settlements and agriculture results in more contact between different species which can lead to new ways diseases can spread, just like the Coronavirus did. Combined with a loss of biodiversity that poses an increased risk of spread to humans.

Reforestation and agricultural practices based on natural principles can stop this negative relation. We continue our mission to contribute to both in Tanzania and inspire many. May this pandemic a dire warning that shows the urgency to act.

Shamba Darasa