Our Work

Our work in Africa title

Since 1987 TREE AID has been working in remote and isolated communities in Africa, where people live in extreme poverty and have little food, money or opportunity to improve their lives.

TREE AID has internationally recognised expertise in preventing deforestation and promoting sustainable development. We help communities to plant trees to grow their way out of poverty and hunger. The communities we work with learn to use the produce that trees provide for food and to earn extra income.

We work with communities to raise understanding of the importance of trees and how they protect the environment, not just for today but for future generations. The trees they grow help to create more stable local environments, reducing the risk of flooding and drought, and halting the cycle of poverty and hunger.

We ensure with partners at all levels from village to government to make sure the voice of the poorest is at the centre of forestry policy.

We work in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Niger and have helped more than half-a-million people across Africa grow more than ten million trees.


TREE AID works to create thriving, sustainable communities throughout the poorest and most remote regions of Africa

Trees give fruits, nuts and honey which villagers grow to eat and to sell, as well as shade for people and livestock.

TREE AID works in the drylands of Africa, specifically in the Sahel and dry Savannah zones around the Sahel.


Since 1987 TREE AID has been a leading expert in using trees to tackle poverty and produce environmental improvement

TREE AID works in partnership with many community based and international organisations to deliver its projects.

From project reports, case studies and UPDATE magazine to school resources, read about our achievements in Africa.