Niger, a large country in West Africa, is one of the world’s poorest countries. The climate is very hot and dry, and most of the country is desert. As a result, over two-thirds of the population are living in extreme poverty.
Since 2013, Tree Aid has been supporting communities to tackle poverty and improve the environment.
hectares of forest lost between 1990-2016
people live in extreme poverty
people suffer from food insecurity
In 2019/20,across all of our projects in Niger,we supported communities to grow 20,000 trees and helped over 8,700 people. Our work also reduced damage to crops by wild animals by 69%.
Find out more about our projects, past and present, in Niger.
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.