UN World Food Programme


The natural environment in the Tigray region had been devastated by decades of deforestation and erosion, coupled with drought in the arid hills. Through MERET, villagers have planted flowering trees and fruit orchards. With little employment available locally, a group of local graduates decided to pool their resources to start their own business - a honeybee farm, which now gives them a healthy income. The new trees help the bees survive, and vice versa.