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.
hectares of forest lost between 1990-2016
people live in extreme poverty
people suffer from food insecurity
In 2019/20, across all our projects in Burkina Faso, we worked with more than 317,000 people to grow over 1 million trees and protectover 5,000 hectares of land.
Find out more about our projects, past and present, in Burkina Faso.
Tree Aid is working with communities across Africa
to grow trees and restore land in support of the Great
Green Wall movement. This African-led initiative envisages
an 8,000km mosaic of restored land across the Sahel
that will transform the lives of millions living on
the frontline of the climate crisis.