About the Program
In 2021, FarmSahel started partnering with farming communities around the Sahel, starting in Burkina Faso to reverse poverty and deforestation. The goal is to establish a permanent forest ecosystem that will be responsibly managed to ensure it delivers benefits for communities, wildlife, and the environment.
We plant trees and educate communities on their proper after care, and the benefits of improved forestry practices.To date, we have planted 100 trees, and we are not focusing on the number of trees planted, but on the number of trees grown.
We also educate communities on soil conservation and compost resource integration practices.
Tree planting initiatives across the Sahel region
Proper after-care for a high survival rate
Education on Soil Conservation
Education on the benefits of improved forestry practice, compost resource integration practices.
How can you support this program?
We are asking that you consider supporting FarmSahel now with a gift:
With $2, we can plant and maintain one tree
With $100, we can provide training to 10 farmers.
Planting trees in the Sahel
More than anywhere else in the world, the Sahel is on the frontline of climate change and millions of people are facing its devastating impact.
Smallholder farmers every day are faced with the many uncertainties of rain, wind, heat, drought, flood, lack of food, conflicts over land, terrorist attacks, and environmental degradation caused mostly by desertification. Against these uncertainties they apply their wits, strength, stamina, and courage in order to feed their families and, if possible, improve their quality of life.
As the world races to stop climate change, trees are receiving more attention for the role they play in cooling the climate. They absorb and store massive amounts of carbon, and unlike other carbon removal methods they don’t require expensive technology.
Research indicates that natural climate solutions, such as forest conservation and restoration, can provide over one-third of the climate mitigation needed in the next decade to meet the Paris Agreement targets.
What will happens after they are planted?
Reforestation is not as simple as planting a thousand seedlings and leaving them. It is an ongoing process that requires conscious management. Young trees must be cared for after they are planted to ensure their survival.
At FarmSahel, we are not focusing on the number of trees planted, but on the number of trees grown.
Our goal is to establish a permanent forest ecosystem that will be responsibly managed to ensure it delivers benefits for communities, wildlife, and the environment.