Eden Foundation

Eden Foundation

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

The results

Since 1991, Eden has served 21,000 households in 225 villages around Tanout. The farmers come to us on their own accord and can order from a list of Eden species.

Once the trees are mature, they produce fruits that are either consumed within the household or sold at the market. This year, the Eden farmers reported to have harvested fruits, leaves and berries from their trees for an average value of €74 per household.

"We are very happy with our Eden trees. When there are plenty of fruits, I send my children to the market to sell them and they come back with salt and spices instead. When the fruits are rare I go myself and sell them expensively, as there is always a high demand. This year I'm going to save a lot of fruits so that I can buy millet when our stock is finished, because I know it won't last the entire year."

- Hadjia Ramatu Haruna from Afadekou

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