15,000 trees to combat desertification in Ethiopia

by WeForest
15,000 trees to combat desertification in Ethiopia
Dec 5, 2018

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In the Seret region, a joint re-greening effort of the government, community and NGO´s works to stop land degradation, protect natural resources and improve food production. It does so mostly using “exclosures”: areas where livestock is not allowed, to rehabilitate degraded land.

WeForest works with this movement through the enriching of encroached exclosures using native trees. The project works in close collaboration with the local community and supports them with trainings on natural resource management programs, income generating activities and providing material support.
The project specially targets landless youth and women groups by engaging them in income earning scheme activities such as working with the beekeeping cooperatives and through paid field work activities.

Currently, 54 people are directly long term employed through their work at the nursery, guarding, seed collection, vegetation and soil monitoring activities and 459 farmers (287 female and 172 male) report an increased income through the project.

Reason why we want to take this project out of GlobalGiving?

For the project of Seret, we will be working with large corporates that have committed for multiple years. As this area especially benefits from a steady income flow, we prefer to continue with other projects for our individual GlobalGiving givers, such as in Brazil, India and Zambia.

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Organization Information


Location: Brussels - Belgium
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WeForest_org
Project Leader:
Maurah Van Impe
Overijse, Belgium

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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