Frankincense trees can provide a vital source of income in northern Ethiopia. Tree Aid works with farmers to ‘tap’ the frankincense trees, enabling them to collect the resin which is then sorted and sold. The resin is valued around the world for its use in incense and essential oils, and provides farmers with a much-needed income.
Trees are a vital part of life for families in rural Africa. They provide nutritious food to eat all year round, and products that can be sold at market to earn a vital income.