Planting Trees in Afghanistan
Trees have long been casualties of extreme poverty and war in Afghanistan, with many people in remote areas having little choice but to cut down forests to build houses, fuel stoves and keep warm in winter. According to the UN, trees now cover just 1.5% of Afghanistan’s land.
Untamed Borders have committed to donating a portion of all their fixed-date trip sales to charity partner Afghanaid, to support their tree-planting and disaster risk reduction work in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan. Tree planting provides a variety of different functions, including watershed management and climate resilience, as well as providing vital support for food-insecure families. Afghanaid’s activities in the area include tree and sapling planting, as well as providing training and tools for local farmers to help reduce land degradation and the instances of natural disasters.