The Bongo district is one of the driest areas in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The land is now dry and infertile, and it's hard for people to grow enough food to eat and sell. As people are forced to farm closer to the rivers, riverbanks become even more eroded. This is causing water sources to dry up, making it even more difficult to grow crops.
But trees offer a solution – they store water when there’s no rain and stop nutrient rich soil from being washed away, keeping the land fertile so other crops can grow. That’s why we are growing thousands of trees along the rivers.
This project has been made possible with support from Trees for All.
We are also working with operational partners including Blue Deal Ghana, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), The Forest Services Division (FSD) under the Forestry Commission (FC), The Water Resources Commission (WRC), The District Agriculture Development Unit, Irrigation Company of Upper East Region (ICOUR), The Ghana Water Company and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).