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Great Green Wall

Seret, Ethiopia

Empowering communities and fighting deforestation

0 ha
under restoration
trees growing
species regenerating
families benefiting
people trained


Dogua Tembien district, Tigray region

Project partners

Tigray Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ethio-Trees; BOS+

Restoration approaches

Assisted Natural Regeneration; framework planting


A. abyssinica, C. africana, C. macrostachyus, D. angustifolia, G. robusta, J. procera, O. europaea


Local communities, particularly women and young adults

A re-greening effort by the government, community and NGOs is working to stop land degradation, protect natural resources and improve food production, mostly using ‘exclosures’: community-owned areas where livestock is not allowed.

In this way, degraded land is rehabilitated and its functions restored: protection against landslides, the provision of clean water and habitats for wildlife.

Why and how we're working here

Currently, less than 1% of Tigray’s Afromontane forest is still standing, due to intense cattle grazing, unsustainable agriculture, wood extraction and illegal charcoal production.

The project's impact on


As well as restoring native forest and degraded lands and boosting groundwater recharge, our project promotes economic development and non-timber forest production with forest-friendly livelihood alternatives such as beekeeping, which in turn increases food security.

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Who's funding the Seret project?

Progress reports