In 2019/20, we joined forces with local communities in Africa’s drylands to grow 1,982,418 trees and protect 10,941 new hectares of land.
In Mali, we worked with 467 farmers to restore 203 hectares of land. Our work with communities in Burkina Faso was found to have reduced forest fires by nearly two thirds. And in Ethiopia and Ghana, we helped people produce 1,807 fuel-efficient stoves which use half as much firewood as traditional ones, meaning fewer trees are being cut down.
In 2019/20, we supported people to form 274 new village tree enterprises, bringing the total we work with to 882.
We joined forces with over 70 enterprise groups in Ghana to produce more and better-quality shea and baobab products. This helped to triple individuals’ annual income from $52 to $162 a year. And after supporting village tree enterprise groups in Burkina Faso to get their tree products into shops, members’ household income increased by 55%, or $200.70 a year.