We sow the future – much more than just trees

The goal is to plant more than 50,000 trees –
with your support.


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Capacity building in the northern savannah zone of Ghana – to help people to help themselves.

Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – with severe consequences for the people. From desertification and a loss of income to the radicalization of the local population by islamist extremists, all this leads to the destruction of the habitat.

With our project:
We are sowing the future – much more than just trees,

which was launched as a Christmas project in 2019, we are countering the threatening exodus of the young population with a project that will create new growth and prospects of staying.

With 1 Euro per seedling you can support the project!

A joint project with sustainable prospects

Children and teenager of selected schools and educational institutions will be involved in this reforestation project; as will their families, the local forest industry and the most important decision-makers on site. That creates cohesion.

The joint and collaborative character of the project has an additional effect: it prevents people from the feeling of being left behind. That deprives local islamist extremists of their breeding ground

Prospective 1: Reforestation

To combat deforestation and rural exodus

Prospective 2: Education offensive

To raise awareness for climate and environment protection

Prospective 3: Generation of income

To develop new sources of income for girls and young women

Prospective 4: Active environment protection

To increase the forest areas in the long term

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Project implementation

In June 2021, the first 10,000 trees had been planted in the first phase with 40 partner schools in West Mamprusi. These trees are growing very well.

In the 2nd phase, another 10,000 trees followed in East Mamprusi in June 2022.

In July 2023, the 3rd tree planting campaign took place in the Upper East Region in northern Ghana. A total of 44,150 seedlings were planted across 6 different districts. This brings the total to over 64,000 new trees planted in the last 3 years. It’s a significant step in the right direction, but we are committed to continuing our efforts. Another tree planting campaign will be held next year at the onset of the raining season.

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Ambassador for Madamfo Ghana Project 2019

Mrs. Natalie Retzlaff
Wife of the German Ambassador to Ghana

“As a geographer, I was able to see the situation for myself on the ground. 28 years ago we mapped tree populations in West Africa – now the rainforest has almost vanished.

Sowing the future – harvesting perspectives is the motto of the project, which tackles the problems at their roots. Planting trees is absolutely up-to-date and especially useful in a region that is already affected by climate change. The action of Madamfo Ghana – the friends of Ghana is very close to my heart. Madamfo has developed a concept that gives the rural population in the north of Ghana perspectives to help shape the future and fight against the causes of flight”

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