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To train 32,000 families to grow trees

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Charity aims to train 32,000 families to grow trees, fight hunger

by Sami Grover

Earlier today I asked readers to help Republic of Change plant 1,000,000 mangroves around Madagascar. Not only could this help fight climate change, I argued, but it can help alleviate poverty too.

Republic of Change aren’t the only ones who are working to leverage the power of trees. UK-based Tree Aid is a charity entirely devoted to using tree planting as a tool for poverty alleviation and community empowerment. Their Grow Hope appeal is looking to raise funds to help 32,000 people get the skills they need to grow trees, regenerate their natural environment and provide much needed food security for the people of the drylands of Africa.

Here’s how Tree Aid describes the ask:

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.