10,000 trees to combat desertification in Ethiopia

by WeForest


This project aims to restore dry afromontane forests in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, combat adverse climate change effects and build community resilience against droughts and other extreme events. To help conserve and restore the diminishing forests, community members are trained in tree nursery management and sustainable forestry, and they are given the opportunity to take part in sustainable livelihood activities.

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Ethiopia has for many decades been suffering from land degradation driven by increased human use of land and unsustainable agricultural practices. Animal grazing and the collection of firewood for domestic cooking and charcoal conversion have caused swathes of Ethiopia's forests to disappear. With less tree cover and protection against erosion, soil is eroded and washed away, putting food security and well-being of the local communities at risk.


The project aims to convert degraded lands back into functional productive forests, with an emphasis on biodiversity, soil and water conservation. Alongside this, local villages are empowered to engage in profitable and sustainable livelihood activities such as bee-keeping, sustainable harvesting of animal feed from the forest and sustainable forest management.

Long-Term Impact

The project is expected to expand the biomass cover, stabilize soils, conserve local biodiversity and improve food and income security for the communities of Tigray.


Transforms Landscapes for Climate, People & Planet

Organization Information


Location: Overijse - Belgium
Website: http:/​/​www.weforest.org
Project Leader:
Alena Cierna
Overijse, Belgium
$6,574 raised of $10,000 goal
73 donations
$3,426 to go
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