TREE AID was established as a charity in 1987 by a group of foresters in response to the famine in Africa, brought to public attention by Band Aid and Live Aid. They wanted to provide a long term solution once the emergency relief efforts ended. They believed that trees could significantly reduce the vulnerability of communities in rural Africa’s drylands to drought and famine in the future. Our current strategy expands on the original concept, focusing on forest management and income, food and medicines from trees. Mission : TREE AID helps villagers living in the drylands of Africa unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment.