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5 January 2017
Project News

How gullies threaten livelihoods

Meet Andwalem Adane, a local 5th grader living in Amhara, Ethiopia. He is worried about the gullies that currently scatter the landscape because it threatens his family's land. This mirrors the concerns of the regional government, who have set land rehabilitation as their first priority on the political agenda.

Gullies are channels resulting from erosion,caused by the concentrated but intermittent flow of water, usually during and immediately following heavy rains. They are one of the most destructive forms of erosion in Ethiopia.

That’s why WeForest is working to restore gullies. Alongside soil and water conservation techniques, tree planting can have positive impacts on soil stability. While making earth cooler, we are restoring degraded land into healthy productive forests and agroforestry systems for Andwalem and his neighbors.

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