The destruction of the tropical forests can be stopped if the population in the tropical forest regions has a livelihood. The livelihood prevents the migration and consequently the slash and burn
of the forest decreases. 30,000 trees have been planted in Benin in the past five years. The trees grown in trees nurseries are sold on the market to farming families at reduced prices. The
farmers plant, care for and use the trees, thus securing an income that prevents them from emigrating and the risk of fire.
This project “with the population and through the population” is now being implemented in Burkina Faso thanks to the supporting organization “Fondation Suisse pour la Santé Mondiale”.