trees planted 11,456,573
hectares restored 12.384
since 2014

Re-greening the desert

There’s hardly a place more vulnerable to climate change than northern Burkina Faso. Planting trees here restores desertified land to its former fertility, curbs violent conflict by creating employment, improves nutrition through agroforestry, and encourages communities to take charge of their future.

Partners

Hommes et Terre

Planting method

Seeding

Planting season

June-September

Main threats

Desertification, Overgrazing

Wildlife protected

Hyena, land turtle, migratory birds

Challenges

Political unrest
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Top trees species

Balanitas aegyptica
Native Species Endangered
Ziziphus mauritiana
Native Species Endangered
Ziziphus mauritiana
Native Species Endangered
Acacia nilotica
Native Species Endangered
Acacia raddiana
Native Species
Maerua crassifolia
Native Species

Re-greening the desert

Meet the people who make it happen.
More information about our work in Burkina Faso
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