2,000 newly planted fruit trees in four villages in the region between Koungheul (Senegal) and Janjanbureh (The Gambia), that is the proud balance of the first project financed by the Naturefriends Climate Fund. The project "Trees for the future" was implemented by Naturefriends Senegal in close cooperation with regional stakeholders. In the beginning of 2018, 2,000 fruit trees have been planted in four villages in the region spanning from Koungheul (Senegal) to Janjanbureh (The Gambia). The trees have been handed over into the care of the local population and protected from grazing animals.
The project team of Naturefriends Senegal visited the villages before the plantings and informed the locals about the project and necessary tree care. So far, local people participated with great commitment. About three months after the plantings took place the project team has visited the villages once more to look at the trees and talk to local people: What do the trees need, when can the first fruits be harvested, how can we process and sell the fruit?