We support people to use trees to improve the fertility of the soil and manage land in a way that helps them deal with the effects of the climate crisis. This helps keep the environment healthy and productive, for now, and for the future.
This is our natural resource management approach.
In the drylands of Africa, rain only comes over a short period of time known as the rainy season. For the rest of the year, the climate is hot and dry and water is limited and trees and crops often fail to grow. We make sure that communities have the training and tools they need to conserve water to use all year round.
In Burkina Faso, we built 145 water-conserving pits in the soil, known as boulis, which can each hold as much water as an Olympic swimming pool.