Dutch Postcode Lottery
One Acre Fund Awarded €1.5 Million Grant to Support Tree Planting Program (2021-2024)
With the support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, the farmers of the One Acre Fund will be able to plant millions of trees on their land in East Africa over the next 3 years. For small farmers, trees are one of the most effective ways to alleviate poverty and prevent land degradation. Trees counteract erosion of the fields, improve the soil structure and also help to remove CO2 from the air. In addition, small farmers also use the branches for bean cultivation and the leaves as fodder for their livestock. Because the trees are now grown on the farmer's own land, the pressure on the natural environment is reduced. This is important due to the scarcity of trees in the environment.
In combination with so-called 'matching funds', the Lottery's contribution will enable farmers to plant 43 million trees in Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia over the next 3 years. In doing so, they contribute to the ambitious goal of One Acre Fund to plant 1 billion trees by 2030, substantially contributing to the regreening of Africa.The Dutch Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charities that work towards a fair and green world. Through at least 40 percent of the player’s ticket price, the lottery raises funds to support more than 100 charitable organizations. For more information, visit the Dutch Postcode Lottery website.