Trees for the Future



The Impact of Desertification on African Countries

by Jerry Wiatt, Sales Executive in Olympia, Washington

Jerry Wiatt is the founder of Treasure Hunt Group, an e-commerce business based in Olympia, Washington. In keeping with his belief in corporate social responsibility, Jerry Wiatt collaborates with Trees for the Future and sponsors tree-planting activities based on the number of orders received on his company’s e-commerce site.

Trees for the Future is a non-profit organization that is committed to revitalizing the degraded lands in Sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to end extreme hunger and poverty. Through its Forest Garden Program, the organization helps provide families with a sustainable source of food, livestock feed, and saleable products. It is currently running 14 projects in five countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

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