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ITV News reports from our projects in Ghana

Our solution to deforestation and tackling the effects of climate change has been making the news! Tree Aid’s work in Ghana was featured on the ITV News at Ten on Monday 12 August and again on ITV lunchtime news on Tuesday 13 August, this time with a special live interview with our Chair, Shireen Chambers MBE.

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.

Penny Marshall from ITV News meets with a Tree Aid women's shea enterprise group in Ghana

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.

An ITV cameraman films a woman making shea butter on a Tree Aid project in Ghana

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.”

“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.”
Georges Bazongo, Director of Operations
Penny Marshall from ITV News interviews a women's shea butter group in northern Ghana
ITV News interviewing our project officer Robert, in Yendi, northern Ghana