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, the land is losing its fertility. This is making it harder for people to grow enough food.As a result, almost a third of the population is living inextreme poverty.
Tree Aid has been working with communities since 1991, to tackle hunger, poverty, and the effects of the climate crisis.
hectares of forest lost between 1993-2016
people live in extreme poverty
people suffer from food insecurity
In 2018/19, in Ethiopia, we helped 26,550 peopleto grow205,000 trees. We also distributed 5,600 fruit trees which will help families to grow nutritious food, all year round.
Find out more about our projects, past and present, in Ethiopia.
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.