Deforestation is having devastating effects for millions of people living in the drylands of Africa. That's why we work with local people to protect and manage forests for now, and for the future.
We campaign for forests to be managed by local people who depend on them for food and income. We work with local people, organisations and policymakers, to limit damaging practices, like clearing of forests for farms, and help to agree rules for using forests and their resources.
With management of forests placed into the hands of the community, they can then protect existing trees, and grow even more. This means they can improve the soil quality for better harvests and create a more stable environment for years to come.
Our reforestation work is also part of a bigger movement. Every tree or forest that we plant or protect contributes to the Great Green Wall initiative. This African-led movement aims to grow an 8,000km natural world wonder across the entire width of Africa.
Tree Aid grows one tree every 19 seconds for the Great Green Wall, helping to grow better futures for millions of people living in poverty.