Baata is a lead farmer on a project made possible by Tree Aid supporters that is taking place in Navio, Ghana. As a lead farmer, he takes pride in sharing his skills and knowledge with others in his community, "My role in the project is that I am a lead farmer. I plant trees and practice assisted regeneration so that other farmers will learn."
His hope is that by teaching even more farmers how to restore and protect the environment, his community can build a better, greener future for their children.
Baata told us what has changed since being part of a Tree Aid project, "I have seen changes in my community because when we started there were areas that looked very bare, but those places are now populated with trees." By growing trees alongside farming crops, communities can diversify their incomes, a vital step in building resilience to climate shocks.
Baata told us what trees mean to him and explained his hopes for the future, “For me, the hope is that in the future I should be able to provide enough food for my family, be able to pay my children’s school fees and also see more trees growing."