The importance of preserving the environment is vital because it provides people and communities with a diverse range of food sources, it improves awareness and knowledge, facilitates in job creation and offers sustainable livelihoods. Indigineous knowledge is an important asset of the poor and other marginilized social groups because as it is used to gain control of their lives hence, its preservation is important not only to ensure livelihood but ensuring environmental security. The role of these African indigenous knowledge systems has recently been recognised by the western scientific community as a valuable source of environmental and social information.
The objective of our Prosperity is Green programme is to bring solutions to environmental problems inclusive but not limited to erosion, waste, deforestation, biodiversity management, environmental education, indigenous knowledge systems and micro-scale farming. It meets the communities need, adds value to their development and provides opportunities to start eco-friendly sustainable small businesses.