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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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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!

Recent posts

Recent posts


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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Director of Operations visits project in Mali

Tom, TREE AID's Director of Operations visits our tree nursery and enterprise project in Samine, South Mali We woke early to begin our trip from Segou in south-central Mali to Samine, a small village in Mali’s dryland region which is playing its own part in battling desertification and land degradation. A villager in Samine using Continue Reading

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Moringa: Miracle Tree

Moringa - The Miracle Tree Recently, you might have heard a lot about the moringa tree, also known as the drumstick tree, the ben oil tree or the horseradish tree. Maybe the most fitting name is the miracle tree, but what is so special about moringa? Woman preparing Moringa Moringa has many miraculous properties, the Continue Reading

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Going from coast to coast for TREE AID

Muriel Gray canoeing on Loch Ness James Ogilvie and a group of his forester friends are canoeing coast to coast across Scotland, raising money for TREE AID.  James recently completed the Seven Summits Challenge, climbing the highest peaks on the world’s continents, raising money for TREE AID on each expedition. Now James and the Social 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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