There is a huge opportunity for communities in this region to benefit from shea trees, however their potential is not currently being utilized.
At present, these shea trees are being cut down to open space for farming and to process charcoal - following the trend of rising deforestation and land degradation in the country's agricultural regions.
By planting and regeneration shea trees, and training farmers in climate-smart farming methods, such as agroforestry, we aim to reduce and reverse the emissions caused by deforestation, and provide local communities with a long-term,sustainable alternatives to cutting wood for timber, charcoal and farmland.
During this project, we will:
Image: Community members grafting shea seedlings