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Planting a tree is believing in tomorrow

  • AZA - Arid Zone Afforestation NPO is a non-profit organization which implements afforestation – reforestation projects in arid, semi-arid and desert areas by applying the tree planting system SAFE TREE, without cost for the community but sponsors’ and donors’ financing.


  • AZA can also act as a regular company implementing afforestation – reforestation projects everywhere, by applying the SAFE TREE system, on behalf of everyone who is interested and willing to finance the project.

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  • AZA can contemporarily provide, anyone everywhere in the planet, the appropriate model of the SAFE TREE system, who intends to apply it on his own.



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activities

IMPLEMENTING

  • Perpetual afforestation - reforestation projects in arid and deserted areas.
  • Agroforestry projects for food and fodder.

RESEARCHING

  • Withdraw water from the atmosphere.
  • Develop appropriate mycorrhizae.
  • Pilot scientific afforestation projects in the desert.

PREPARING

  • Create nurseries  to grow seedlings.
  • Create companies to produce compost.
  • Create factories to produce components  for SAFE TREE.

PROMOTING

Ecological Products

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Recycling Containers
  • Folding Beach Ashtrays
  • Self Watering Plant Pots
  • SAFE TREE - Specific Models

projects

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<p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:22px"><strong>Climate change&nbsp;affects mostly&nbsp;developing countries and especially those in&nbsp;Subsaharian Africa&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">The eleven below shown subsaharian countries have decided, agreed and committed in first phase, to implement a green wall, by planting trees alongside&nbsp;the southern edge of the Sahara Desert extended from one point (<strong>Senegal</strong>) of Africa to another (<strong>Djibouti</strong>),&nbsp;with intent to prevent desertification and combat climate change.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><img data-cke-saved-src="/images/projects/5/africa2.png" src="/images/projects/5/africa2.png" title="africa great wall" class="img-responsive"></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Length:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>8.500 km&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Width:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>100 km&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Extent:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>850.000 km<sup>2</sup>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Plants to plant (minimum):&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>20 billion pieces</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">In a second phase, or maybe contemporary, they intent to transform the entire Sahel Region, <strong>5</strong>&nbsp;<strong>million Km<sup>2</sup></strong>, in an agroforestry area, by planting <strong>150</strong> <strong>billion trees</strong>, for food and fodder, combating poverty, famine, malnutrition and&nbsp;migration.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">For better and more efficient conduct of the implementation of this purpose, they have established a pan African agency with the following data:</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Name:&nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>PAGGW - PanAfrican Agency for the Great Green Wall</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">URL:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong><a data-cke-saved-href="http://&nbsp;www.grandemurailleverte.org" href="http://&nbsp;www.grandemurailleverte.org">http://&nbsp;www.grandemurailleverte.org</a></strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Each country of the eleven above mentioned, has also established a <strong>National Agency for the Great Green Wall</strong>, which is responsible and must conduct the implementation of its part of the Great Green Wall.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>AZA – Arid Zone Afforestation <sup>NPO</sup></strong> – hereafter <strong>AZA,</strong> is continuously in contact with all these agencies discussing the cooperation conditions for the implementation of the Great Green Wall.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>AZA</strong> can participate in two ways. One is to implement directly, in collaboration with other local partners and in common accord with the National Agency of every country, perpetual afforestation projects. The other one is to involve all local habitants in the implementation of the purpose by distributing and providing them with the tree planting system <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong>&nbsp;giving them the possibility to plant and grow up trees in their property or in a common area belonging to the village community.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><strong><span style="font-size:18px">10 million people by 100 trees means 1 billion trees.</span></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">​​​​​​​In this way <strong>AZA</strong> involves all humanity to participate in planting trees in the arid and deserted areas of the planet by financing the cost of the <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong>.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Scientists suggest that humanity has to plant minimum <strong>1 trillion trees</strong> in arid and deserted areas in order to save the planet from the overwarming, but it is impossible to implement without involving all habitants in these areas.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Partners</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">All countries around the Sahara Desert.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Algeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, Chad, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Gambia and Tunisia.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Recently, all African countries back this purpose.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Supporters</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">The initiative is backed by many regional and international organizations, including:</span></p><ul style="margin-left:40px"><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>AUC</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;African Union Commission</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>EU</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; European Union</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>WB</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;World Bank</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>GM</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Global Mechanism of UNCCD</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>UNCCD</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; United Nations Convention to Combat&nbsp; Desertification</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>UNEP</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;United Nations Environment Programme</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>ICRAF</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;World Agroforestry Center</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>FAO&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>Food and Agricultural Organization&nbsp;</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>AMU&nbsp; </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Arab Maghreb Union</span></li><li style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>GEF</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Global Environment Facility</span></li></ul><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">And many others all over the world.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p>

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<p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:22px"><strong>Climate change&nbsp;affects mostly&nbsp;developing countries and especially those in&nbsp;Subsaharian Africa&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>AZA – Arid Zone Afforestation <sup>NPO</sup></strong>, hereinafter <strong>AZA</strong>, along with the <strong>National Agency</strong> for the <strong>Great Green Wall of Niger</strong> have agreed, signed the related contract, decided and started organizing the implementation of the&nbsp;afforestation project with the following data.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br><span style="font-size:18px">Location:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>Commune of Simiri – State of Niger – Continent of Africa</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Extent:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>2,5 Km<sup>2</sup></strong> -&nbsp; two and a half square kilometers</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Trees to plant:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>100.000 pieces</strong> – one hundrend thousand pieces</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Their target is to create an agroforestry area, with organic farming, near the village of Simiri and in the same time to train the local habitants to plant trees with their own efforts, by using the tree planting system <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong>.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Contemporary, during the planting action they will invite representatives from many other villages all around the country, so as to teach them how to use the <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong>.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Their future intention is to create similar agroforestry areas near any villages in Niger country, with the purpose to combat povetry and malnutrition by involving the entire population through using <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong>.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:18px">Everybody who wants, could participate in this effort by financing anytime the cost of a certain quantity of the <strong>SAFE TREE specific models</strong> destinated to be distributed to the Niger villagers.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify"><br></p>

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<p style="text-align:justify">Large areas around Athens have been repeatedly burned in the last decade because of human dissatention. These areas must be reforested for the well being of the coming generations. This attempt can be implemented only through human intervention.</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>AZA</strong> started in the year 2010 to implement this project partially. As the area is too large, needing five million trees to be planted, the entire project has no time limitation. Every time <strong>AZA</strong> has collected a sufficient amount of donations or sponsorships, it reforests a new area by applying the tree planting system <strong>SAFE TREE</strong>, with zero watering water.</p><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:8px">​​​​​​​</span>Depends on your vital contribution to continue.</p>

Contact Us

  • Iera Odos 294, 12243Aigaleo, AthensGreece
  • Tel.:+30 2104251030