Great Green Wall
Restoring the earth and livelihoods in northern Senegal by supporting the completion of the country’s section of the Great Green Wall.
At the southern edge of the Sahara, Africa’s Sahel region is one of the poorest places on Earth.
On the frontline of climate change, millions living in the Sahel are already experiencing its devastating impact. Persistent droughts, lack of food, conflict over dwindling natural resources, and mass migration to Europe are just some of the many consequences.
We have witnessed first hand the effects of land degradation in Senegal, and we have also seen the benefits of fruit-bearing trees for families and villages. Taking a step towards food security, the Great Green Wall will employ a green workforce and provide reasons to stay for the millions who live along its path.
As an official partner of the Great Green Wall in Senegal, To: is committed to promoting, amplifying, and accelerating the impact of this critical initiative.
Since 2015, in collaboration with the Marie Louise Mimran Foundation, we have planted 65,000 trees in northern Senegal. One of the 450 farmers we have supported, Amadou Ba, has planted 250 mango trees on his land, growing fruit that he can sell for profit as well as seeing the benefit to his community and the region.
Since 2015, in collaboration with the Marie Louise Mimran Foundation, we have planted 65,000 trees in northern Senegal.
This is just the beginning of our larger goal of raising global awareness and the funds to plant millions of trees across northern Senegal with the support of our local implementation partners.