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Reforesting forests

Forests provide multiple resources for mankind and the environment. They improve the micro-climate and water storage, and are preconditions for a sustainable improvement of human and food situation in the project areas.

As a result of the afforestation, the water table is rising, wildlife returns, from small micro-organisms to large animals such as hyenas, foxes or hares.Abarra Hayilee

The climatic, hydrologic and economic significance of the forests is immense. Especially in Ethiopia, where rainfall occurs only during the rainy season, which is followed by a long dry season. In this situation, it is particularly important that afforestation in mountains and hills store water that falls during the rainy season. Then, the water slowly runs down the mountain and later, precisely during the dry seasons, comes back as to the surface as new sources, new streams or filtered in ponds. This water is extremely important for people, animals and plants during the dry season.

In order to prevent the water from sliding down the mountains slopes as mudflows during heavy thunderstorms in the rainy season, appropriate protective structures are necessary on the mountains. Grass and humus layer growing there also helps to collect the water and store it in the forest soil.

We achieve the goals of our foundation through assistance for self-development, to which every beneficiary has to contribute. What begins with afforestation ends with empowering people to improve their life situation in a sustainable way.

The purpose of the foundation is to fight against erosion and its dramatic consequences through the afforestation and the support given to Ethiopian forestry and agriculture in recovering food security.

Hike with gard, 4 years after afforestation

The focus is on the following cycle:

Trees – Forests – Water – Food – Life

Here you may support our projects and the people in Ethiopia with a donation. Thank you very much for your contribution!

Trip report April 2024

Preparations are now in full swing in April to ensure that the seedlings and the project areas are ready in time for the planting in July and August. Many meetings and discussions have shown that we can expect… Read more

Annual Report 2023

Green Ethiopia also well on track for 2023: Forests for the climate – for water – for people With over 10 million trees planted and surviving, we once again provided an invaluable service to the environment and the… Read more

Trip report November 2023

Impressions from the trip to our project areas in the Sidamo region in the south of Ethiopia and the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia. Our board member Nicole Fritschi accompanied the visit to the Sidamo region… Read more

Trip report July 2023

In July 2023 we were able to visit our project areas in the Tigray Region for the first time in 3 years. The report gives an impression of the encounters with people and the status of our projects… Read more

Trip report April 2023

Impressions from the trip to our project areas in Amhara and Sidamo regions, as well as 2 tree nurseries in the Oromia region. At the bottom there is also a Powerpoint show available for download, which also contains… Read more

Appreciation of the Sidama Region

The recognition of our integrated projects of reforestation, water production, nutrition and decent living in the southern region of Sidamo makes us proud and underlines the many years of successful cooperation with the local “Integrated Women’s Development Organization”… Read more

Honorary award by Energy Globe Award

In 2022, over 1,800 entries were submitted for the Energy Globe National Awards, including the Green Ethiopia Foundation with the sustainable environmental projects for reforestation and water management. Our project was among the finalists of the Energy Globe… Read more