In 2020/21, we joined forces with local communities in Africa’s drylands to grow 2,600,945 trees and protect 9,600 new hectares of land.
In Ethiopia, we worked with 169 farmers to restore 120 hectares of degraded land. Our work with people in Niger helped them to rehabilitate land and reduce human-wildlife conflicts. And across all our projects, we supported 54,824 people with new fuel-efficient stoves which use half as much firewood as traditional ones, meaning fewer trees are being cut down.
In 2020/21, we supported people to form 96 new village tree enterprises, bringing the total we work with to 978.
In Burkina Faso we worked with local people to make and sell products like shea butter, helping more than 27,000 people lift themselves out of extreme poverty. In Ghana, we trained 120 village tree enterprises on managing finance and credit, negotiation, entrepreneurship and business development. The village tree enterprise members' income rose by 331% on average.