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 and livelihoods are devastated by a drastic reduction in fertile land and the climate crisis. People are struggling to grow enough food and poverty is increasing. Around half of the people living in northern Ghana are living in poverty.
Our projects in Ghana are working to change this.
In 2019/20,across all of our projects in Ghana,we helped almost 10,000 people to grow nearly 500,000 trees. We also worked with 138 new village tree enterprise groups, supporting them to make and sell tree products.
Find out more about our projects, past and present, in Ghana.
“We have been on this project since the beginning
and we are now in our third year. There’s so much we
have learnt in that period - how to make compost, how
to fence a garden, how to graft, how to plant trees
and many other skills.”
Desertification is a major issue impacting the communities we work with in Ghana. The land is severely degraded, and between 1990 and 2020, Ghana lost nearly 2million ha of forest. 35% of the land here is under threat of desertification.
Find out more about what causes desertification, and how trees can provide a solution