trees planted 15,117,046
hectares restored 14,137
since 2014

Re-greening the desert

There’s hardly a place more vulnerable to climate change than northern Burkina Faso and southern Mali. 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.


Planting method


Planting season


Main threats

Desertification, Overgrazing

Wildlife protected

Hyena, land turtle, migratory birds


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

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