Burkina Faso is a country in the centre of West Africa. Most people living here depend on the land to grow food and make money. But land is rapidly losing its fertility and trees are being cut down. As a result, over one-third of the population are living in extreme poverty. That’s why Tree Aid has been working with communities across the country since 1994.
Ethiopia is a large country in East Africa, twice the size of France. Over the past 40 years, forest cover has rapidly reduced. Without trees to keep the soil fertile, land is losing its fertility. This is making it harder for people to grow enough food. Tree Aid has been working with communities since 1991, to tackle hunger, poverty and the effects of the climate crisis.
Ghana is a country in West Africa, similar in size to the UK. In northern Ghana, where Tree Aid has been working since 1994, people’s daily lives are devastated by a drastic reduction in fertile land and the climate crisis. People are struggling to grow enough food and poverty is increasing. Our projects in Ghana are working to change this.
Two-thirds of Mali, a large country in West Africa, is desert. In the south of Mali where we work, most people rely on farmland for food and income. But climate change is making farming unpredictable and life tough. As a result, over one-third of the population is living in extreme poverty. We have been working with communities to tackle this since 1993.
Niger, a large country in West Africa, is one of the world’s poorest countries. The climate is very hot and dry, and most of the country is desert. As a result, over two-thirds of the population are living in extreme poverty. Since 2013, Tree Aid has been supporting communities to tackle poverty and improve the environment.
39% of people in Senegal are living in poverty and many face barriers to access natural resources and access to equipment and training. The Olympic Forest will support communities in Senegal by increasing their climate resilience, food security and income opportunities, and will help the IOC become climate positive by 2024. This project aims to grow over 350,000 trees across Mali and Senegal.