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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!

Statement on the current situation in Ethiopia

We are being asked more and more often whether we can still work in Ethiopia and how the situation in the crisis areas affects our work. In the following two videos (with English subtitles), Dr. Simon Pfister, executive… Read more

Annual brochure 2021

Our traditional annual brochure with a summary of our work and activities in Ethiopia in 2021 is now available in englisch to electronically display and download.

News November 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen The blessing of forests: people experience the benefits of our forests! November is a very scenic time in Ethiopia, the fields still benefit from the rainfall of the rainy season, the grain grows… Read more

News October 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen Thanks to the good rainy season – successful reforestation in 2021 From the three well-running project regions (Oromia, Amhara, Sidamo) we are receiving the annual reports on reforestation and other activities this year…. Read more

News September 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen Thanks to the good rainy season – successful reforestation in 2021 All three project regions (Oromia, Amhara, Sidama) reported a good to very good rainy season in August (started a little later in… Read more

News August 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen Beautiful projects – successful reforestation We are receiving consistently good news from our project areas that have not been affected by unrest. July and August is the rainy season and the months in… Read more

News July 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen . . . since June 28th, events in Tigray have been precipitating! Turn for the better? We want to hope so very firmly – for the needy population! On Monday June 28th, the… Read more

News June 2021

Dear donors, ladies and gentlemen No peace in the country so far – will the elections at the end of June turn things around for the better? How much we hoped to finally be able to report good… Read more

Annual Report 2020

2020 – a challenging year 2020 is our 20th anniversary, and we have reached our goal of planting 10 million trees. In the annual report you find more information about the work and result of the foundation during… Read more