trees planted 3,920,298
hectares restored 461
since 2019

Knowledge to Plant Trees in Rural Malawi

Our most unusual reforestation project, run by Farm Radio Trust, uses radio shows to help people plant and protect trees. The radio programmes inform farmers about tree-planting practices, the benefits of trees, and sustainable farming.

In partnership with Wells for Zoë, meanwhile, we support native tree restoration as well as knowledge and support to better the lives of the poorest in Malawi with a focus on empowering women.


Planting method

education, nurseries

Planting season


Main threats

Land use, Illegal logging, Firewood for cooking, Curing tobacco, Production of bricks

Wildlife protected

Migratory birds


Monitoring, Sourcing seeds, Local infrastructure

Top trees species

Piliostigma thonningii
Native Species
Combretum zeyheri
Native Species Endangered
Faidherbia albida
Native Species Endangered
Philenoptera violacea
Native Species Endangered
Erythrophleum suaveolens
Native Species Endangered
Senegalia polyacantha
Native Species
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