ITV News visited two Tree Aid projects in Ghana for their special news bulletin on global deforestation and climate change, Earth on the Edge. Tree Aid’s work, including our contribution to the Great Green Wall, was selected to feature on the programme as it provides a solution that works. You can read more about it here.
The broadcast, aired on the prime-time news programme, featurd footage and interviews from our community tree planting in Yendi, to save the Daka River from drying up thanks to our project funded by Ecosia. It also shows our work with shea butter enterprises, helping communities find more sustainable ways to earn an income from trees that protects their vital forest resources.
ITV’s new Africa correspondent, Penny Marshall, led the visit – meeting local communities and interviewing people to find out the challenges that deforestation and climate change are creating. The team also visited areas of degraded land, where communities are nolonger able to grow essential crops.
Our Director of Operations, Georges Bazongo, who accompanied the ITV News visit, said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity for people across the UK to see the impact Tree Aid is having in Ghana. We are very proud to show everyone the trees we are planting, the people we are supporting to grow their way out of poverty and the communities we are helping to transform.”