It is heartening to hear WeForest report today of
"Bringing Life Back; Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous nation, is experiencing the worst food crisis since the drought of the 1980s, according to Oxfam International. The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimating livestock herds and driving some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity. While the short term relief is urgent, WeForest is focusing on the long term: continued restoration of landscapes and the building of community resilience. This can only be done by addressing the root cause and breaking the vicious circle: deforestation and land degradation > soil instability and erosion > unpredictable rainfall > reduced crop yields > food insecurity and poverty > more land degradation > desertification...
WeForest is developing projects in Northern and Central Ethiopia where very few trees remain today and land degradation is severe. By restoring the forests and planting trees, we bring life back."
Well done to WeForest, we are proud to support you!