At Tree Aid, our vision is thriving, sustainable communities across the drylands of Africa. We believe that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable. That’s why we work together with local people to grow trees and restore land, to fight poverty and the effects of the climate crisis.
Tree Aid was established as a charity in 1987 by foresters in response to famine in Ethiopia. They wanted to provide a long-term solution once emergency relief efforts ended. They believed that trees offered exactly that — and they were right.
Since then, we have restored 171,164 hectares of degraded land, supported 38,650 people to develop enterprise groups selling seeds, fruits and nuts from trees for sustainable income, and grown 30,165,417 trees across the Sahel region.
Tree Aid works in partnership with community-based organisations, local, national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), government agencies and international organisations. We work with trusted partners led by local people. They have specialised expertise and a clear understanding of local issues.