Alleviating poverty with tree planting


Photo credit: Tree Aid

TREE AID CEO John Moffett and Tadessa Gitana visit tree nursery in Wof Washa

Tree planting helps lift people out of poverty in Ethiopia.

Tree Aid by Sergio Zedda

TREE AID has supported projects in Ethiopia since the 1980s famine that killed nearly 1 million people. We’ve made good progress, as shown in a recent visit to by our CEO, John Moffett. Today, the people of Ethiopia still experience extreme poverty: according to the  UN Human Development Index, 31% of the population live on less than $2 a day, and nearly half of Ethiopian children suffer stunting from malnutrition.

Always working in partnership with local organisations, our projects have supported local development, from re-planting depleted juniper forests to training honey enterprise groups in beekeeping, from tree nursery management to river bank replanting. One of these projects, in the ancient Wof Washa Forest, supports some of the poorest communities…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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