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Our impact

Growing trees, restoring land and tackling poverty since 1987. Read our 2021-22 Annual Report & Accounts

We work with communities to grow food and incomes, tackling poverty today. We help them to restore the environment and combat the climate crisis for the future. Since Tree Aid began in 1987, we have worked with communities in the Sahel to restore over 167,000 hectares of land and grown over 27 million trees. In fact, we grow one tree every 19 seconds!

SINCE TREE AID BEGAN:

  • 0

    trees grown

  • 0

    hectares of land restored and protected

  • 0

    people in enterprise groups supported

In 2021-22, we saw

  • 3,073,983 trees grown
  • 97% increase in average incomes for households
  • 781, 700 people supported
  • 71 community forest management plans developed
  • 2,235 new hectares of land protected
  • 83% of the people we directly worked with were women
  • 19 new enterprise groups set up to process and sell tree products
Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about our impact

Reaching the end of our last strategy in 2022

During our previous 5- year strategy period, which began in 2017, we:

  • Grew a whopping 10,700,000 trees
  • Restored 137,000 hectares of land
  • Grew community incomes by an average of 104%
  • Worked with 35,000 enterprise members
  • Supported over 1,300,000 people

 

Who we work with

We work with communities that rely on farmland for food and income. But a loss of fertile land and the effects of the climate crisis are making life tough and unpredictable. Too much or too little rain and poor-quality soil means there is not enough food for communities to eat healthily and afford essential healthcare and education.

As a result, the people we work live in poverty and are forced to get by on less than $1.90 per day. But we are working to change this.

Working in partnership

Our work is only possible because of a network of people and organisations who provide Tree Aid with fantastic support.

Thanks to our partners, we are led by local knowledge and share international expertise. We develop long-term partnerships, like our work with ORGIIS in Ghana over the last six years. 

Our partners

Tree Aid works with trusted partners that have specialised expertise and a clear understanding of local issues. Here are just a few of our partners.