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Baribsi village, Yako, Burkina Faso, 30th November 2016;  Members of Baribsi village women's shea butter production group.

Growing Hope: Sustainable development in the drylands of Africa

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2017 “Our Land. Our home. Our Future” As we mark World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought it is important to remember that life can be tough for the 325million people that live in the drylands of Africa, where people rely heavily on natural resources through farming and forestry for their food and income. Deforestation, driven by the need for farmland

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I love trees because…

TREE AID at the Festival of Nature This weekend, TREE AID went to Bristol’s Festival of Nature. It was such an amazing place to be and the atmosphere was wonderful. It was fantastic to see so many organisations working to protect our beautiful planet. One of the best things about the festival was the people Continue Reading

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UPDATE magazine



Read the Summer 2016 issue of Update
In this issue:

  • Trees and weirs on the Bongo River Trees project
  • Update on Ethiopia Drought Appeal
  • How trees can bring rain
  • ‘One Tree per Child’ project starts in Africa

And much more!

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Growing a way out of poverty in Wof Washa, Ethiopia

Living in the misty mountains of Wof Washa Tadesse Gataneh and his wife outside their home Tadesse Gataneh lives high up on the dramatic slopes at the edge of Wof Washa Forest. At over 3000 metres above sea level, the appearance of the landscape can suddenly change when thick clouds roll in. Tadesse and his family Continue Reading

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How does a mum bring opportunity to the drylands of Ethiopia?

Tewabechi with her younger daughter Iyantu, who has ambitions to be a doctor. They stand outside their modest house in the arid drylands of Ethiopia Tewabechi’s husband abandoned her 10 years ago, shortly after she had given birth to their third child. Left destitute with no means of supporting herself and her young children, Tewabechi’s Continue Reading

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Visiting Sintayehu Belachew in the Ethiopian mountains of Wof WashaSintayehu with his apple trees Wof Washa Forest TREE AID travelled to Wof Washa recently; a 6,000-hectare natural forest. Nestled up in the Amhara highlands, it is home to thousands of families who rely on the trees around them. When we got out of the car Continue Reading

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Women’s Cooperative in Ethiopia

Alshoni Women’s Cooperative, Gurage, EthiopiaMembers of Alshoni Women's Cooperative in Gujarage gather for a picture. TREE AID travelled to Gurage recently – a mountain region 130km south of Addis Ababa. We drove for 3 hours from our base in the capital. The last 45 minutes was up a steep and incredibly uneven mountain road. It Continue Reading

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Women’s Group Make Money from Honey in Bissiga

Tene Tiendrebeogo a member of the Women's Forest Livelihood project with a honey comb she has just collected from one of the group's 10 hives. After a ten minute walk through the sweltering heat, we approach a number of hives deep in the scrub. There are ten hives in total, all of which are managed Continue Reading

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Youth Group Build a Business from Trees in Wof Washa

Yeshi and the Tree Planting Youth Group TREE AID travelled to the edge of the Wof Washa forest, in the Amhara highlands in Ethiopia. There we met Yeshi and her fellow youth group members, to talk about how they have used the help TREE AID has provided to form a sustainable plan for lifting themselves Continue Reading

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TREE AID launches Tree Food project

Did you know that food grows on trees? Superfoods, micronutrients, antioxidants – what are they, and what difference do they actually make to your health? Barsalogho, Burkina Faso Good nutrition during pregnancy and the first few years of a child’s life can be the foundation for brain development, a strong immune system, and healthy growth. It Continue Reading

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CEO visits women’s shea butter enterprise in Burkina Faso

On a hot dry Saturday in June, we visited one of TREE AID’s local partner’s SEMUS. They’ve been working in Yako region in Burkina Faso for over 10 years. We currently work together on local forest governance. We help communities to take control of their natural resources and work together with the local council to Continue Reading

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School Resources

School resources


School resources

School resources, posters, videos and presentations (KS 2, 3 and 2) to bring the African drylands to your classroom and fundraise for TREE AID






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