Burkina Faso, Greening the Sahel

Burkina Faso, Greening the Sahel


WeForest works in the Sahel region of north-east Burkina Faso, collaborating with Entrepreneurs without Borders to address climate change, environmental degradation, and poverty through planting trees. 

Goals & Approach

As part of the Great Green Wall initiative, this project aims to fight desertfication through reforestation. The project prepares land for restoration while also working on sowing and planting various tree species throughout.

Reported Takeaways

The project has restored 4,459  hectares (ha) and the restoration of 500 more ha is underway. The project has also provided local livelihoods opportunities, restored hydrology, and improved biodiversity.


WeForest. May 2016. "Burkina Faso: Greening the Sahel" Accessed: June 2020


  • We Forest
  • Kwadraat, Villaprojecten