After working in Europe for a few years, Adama Diémé returned home to Senegal. When he noticed how few trees where left in the villages where there had been hundreds in his youth, he was shocked. Many of the trees have been cut down to build houses or to make charcoal, but no one plants new trees. Adama has now made it his mission to plant 5 million new trees over 5 years. He has started raising money and has been working hard to engage communities across the region. He has taught women in the communities skills to become small-scale farmers. They learned how to plant seeds and how to grow the crops, and are now selling their produce at local markets. Up to 12 kinds of trees are being planted - the varieties depend on the needs of the community and the terrain. "The trees, they are our hope for life."

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