Eden Foundation

Eden Foundation

Founded 1985 in Sweden
Active in Tanout, Niger, since 1987


Eden's work

Niger is one of the driest countries in the world, situated south of the Sahara desert. The people are poor and have neither money nor water to spare.

Our solution is to bring them trees and bushes that can grow naturally in this dry area and give food, even in times of need.

Since our arrival, Eden has served more than 30,000 households in the region.

The trees and bushes we offer have been researched at our local field station and need neither irrigation nor chemical fertilizers to grow.

The method we use is called direct seeding and is adapted to the farmers' means.

The farmers come to us on their own accord and can order from a list of Eden species.

The seeds are free and we show them how to direct seed.

We also give advice on preventive health and other practicalities.

"Thanks to our Eden trees, we've had food to eat even though the millet failed. For the last three years, we haven't had a single good rain in our village and this year's harvest lasted less than a month. Instead, my family has lived from the Eden fruits on our field which gives us food for the day. We depend on it, for there is nothing else to eat around here."

- Musa Abari from Garin Farara

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and help us give the people of Niger
a sustainable life.

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