Association NEWTREE

Project title

Several projects

Project Teaser

Soil regeneration - food security - resource management: a long-term and sustainable way out of poverty for rural farmer families

In order to regenerate depleted soils, newTree supports rural farmers in agroforestry. newTree also builds enhanced cooking stoves with women to economize up to 60% of wood. The protection of trees has a huge impact on the lifes of the farmer families.

Key Figures

Project Results

10 000ha restored

Vegetation type

trees - grass - food crop (agroforestry)

Climate conditions

Semi dry - one rainy season for 3 months

Funding Sources

Funding Government
20%
Funding Internal
0%
Funding Religious groups
1%
Funding International Aid
0%
Funding Private Sponsoring
29%
Funding Inhabitants
50%

Contacts

Organisation
newTree
Phone
+41 (0)31 312 83 14
Contact E-mail
info@newtree.org
Address
Bollwerk 35
Postal code
3011
Place
Bern
Country
Switzerland

Description

newTree is mainly active in Burkina Faso and works with rural farmers in the Sahel zone of Africa. Local farmer families suffer from depleted soil, animal browsing damage, deforestation and changes in the climate. As a result, erosion, desertification and changes in the rainy season pattern are becoming big problems. newTree therefore supports the local farmers to build solid fences around depleted areas in order to protect the land from browsing damage and deforestation. Within the conservation areas and with the aid of various sustainable soil treatment methods a young forest develops, that regenerates and refertilizes the soil, improves the water absorption and water retention. With the products harvested from within these areas (hey, straw, nuts, fruits, honey, leaves, trimming wood etc.) the farmers regain food, forage for the animals, and exesses can be sold. newTree offers courses, trainings and support for the local farmers in sustainable agroforestry, beekeeping, natural methods of tillage, building of improved stoves that need less wood, etc. newTree works with the local organisation tiipaalga in Burkina Faso. Employees are all local, except our project coordinator, Mrs Franziska Kaguembèga-Müller. There are only few internships with various assessment criteria.

Partnerships & Collaborations

sustinova logo

Sustinova is a non-profit organisation based in Zurich, Switzerland, and devoted to promoting Sustainability in the NGO area.

As a partner, Sustinova provides operational support to Reforestation World in its public activities.

ETH Zurich - Chair of Ecosystem Management

The Chair of Ecosystem management at the ETH Zürich is organising the Latsis Symposium ETH 2018 “Scaling-up forest Restoration”, on June 6-7 & 9.

Reforestation World is assisting with the link to NGOs, practitioners and others stakeholders in the field of forest restoration.