Trees for Cities

Addis Ababa Size of Wales Project

Trees for Cities is taking part in this unique scheme run by the Size of Wales Project to plant and sustain an area of African forest equivalent to the size of Wales. Trees for Cities’ contribution will involve planting urban forest and fruit orchards to provide sustainable livelihoods.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 August 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 October 2012

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Situation

How often have you heard the alarming news that an area of rainforest the size of Wales is being cut down? The Size of Wales Project aims to turn that negative use of the country's size on its head.

Solution

£20 will plant 30 square metres of community orchard and urban forest within Addis Ababa – with a total aim of planting 1.85 hectares. The project will develop sustainable forms of food production and livelihood amongst Addis Ababa’s poorest citizens. Trees for Cities will plant fruiting orchards with impoverished households and community groups, and give them the skills necessary to maintain their trees to create vital food and income.