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Projects

Reforestation projects are at the centre of our work. And thanks to the developing natural resources, we are able to realize further follow-up projects together with our partners, projects that will sustainably improve the lives of farmers and their families.

I have witnessed the outstanding contribution of Green Ethiopia Foundation to improve the lives of farmers, to counter the harmful effects of climate change and meet the basic needs of our community.Challa Amdissa

96% of our financial resources goes directly to the projects in Ethiopia, and more than 80% of this funding is used for the reforestation projects. Below are the number of forest and fruit trees in each of our project areas.

In 2020, a total of 10,6 million trees were reforested, 9,8 million forest trees and 880 027 fruit and coffee trees.

Region Number of forest trees Number of fruit trees
     
Adwa Woreda 909’910 144’819
Gulemakeda Woreda 550’000 5’500
Laileymaichow Woreda 533’694
Axum Churches 45’772
Tigray region 2’039’376 150’319
     
Adaa Woreda 383’176 10’832
Akaki Woreda 347’318 15’500
Dodota Woreda 380’773 32’754
Gimbichu Woreda 203’534
Liban-Zuqala Woreda 427’590 58’500
Weliso Woreda 655’000 162’800
Ziway Woreda 300’100
Ziway Dugda Woreda 474’604 46’745
Tulu Korma, Ambo University Center 31’095
Oromia region 3’631’190 414’631
     
Libokemkem Woreda 2’431’173 20’640
Amhara region 2’431’173 20’640
     
Dara Woreda 1’658’995 294’437
Sidamo region 1’658’995 294’437

Further results in 2020 are 60 beehives (see subsistence farmer projects), 340 donkeys (see donkey projects), 23 water pumps and 1 dam (see water projects). For further information with a simplified financial statement, see our annual reports.

We combine different projects to change people’s life

Reforestation & climate

Reforestation & climate

Native mixed forests provide a sustainable and precious contribution to people, to the environment and to climate improvement. Therefore, our reforestation projects are the first step towards the improvement of the living situation of farmers and their families in rural Ethiopia.
Water & nutrition

Water & nutrition

Forests store and filter water, regulate the hydrologic balance, the ground-water level and the amount of water in streams and rivers increases. Groups of farmers, women and youth in the reforestation areas are using this water to grow vegetables and fruit trees, which directly contributes to the improvement of their nutrition.
Subsistence farmers

Subsistence farmers

Farmers who are working voluntarily in our reforestation projects are supported by us in return with equipment, vegetable seeds and fruit trees seedlings – which improve their food and life situation.
Donkey projects

Donkey projects

Carrying heavy loads over sometimes long distances can be very trying for women and especially for girls. This work harms their health and prevents girls from attending school, sometimes partly, sometimes totally.
School projects

School projects

Through the school projects, young people learn about the benefits of trees, forests and fruits for humans, for animals and for the climate. They are educated in theory as well as with practical experience. This includes, besides lessons in the classroom, practical work in the orchards owned by the school.

The diversity of land and people is reflected in the project areas

Amhara

Amhara

Our projects in the Amhara region are located in the watershed of the Lake Tana (source of the Blue Nil), and this water is of significant importance not only for Ethiopia, but also for Sudan and Egypt.
Oromia

Oromia

In the large Oromia region, our projects are located far from each other. Thus, the topographical and climatic conditions of each projects are very different.
Sidamo

Sidamo

The Sidamo region is located in the south of Ethiopia and has a subtropical climate. Sidamo is famous for its coffee (Coffe arabica), which does not grow in plantations but in domestic gardens and forests.
Tigray

Tigray

The project areas in Tigray, in northern Ethiopia, are close to the border with Eritrea. This is a barren mountainous area, sometimes very steep with a severe erosion. With only 500 mm of rain per year, these areas are very dry.