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Ghana

Ghana

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. 

Our impact in Ghana from 2017-22

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    new trees grown

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    people supported

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    households working in enterprise groups

Enterprise Development

At Tree Aid, we do much more than simply planting trees. We use a combination of trees, tools and training, to ensure that our projects have a truly sustainable and long-lasting impact.

Supporting communities, and women in particular, to earn a sustainable income is a key part of our work in Ghana. It is known as our Enterprise Development Approach. 

Holding back the desert

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

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    hectares of forest lost between 1990-2011

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    people live in extreme poverty

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    people suffer from food insecurity