Somali environment suffers from both natural and man-made problems. Natural problems center around water scarcity.
Environmental problems of human origin include deforestation for charcoal export, the dumping of hazardous waste, and livestock and agricultural practices which place a strain on natural resources. The increasing aridity of Somali climate, coupled with excessive timber cutting and overgrazing needs extensive and collaborative intervention to prevent further deforestation and desert encroachment.
Gannaane is a crucial player in promoting forestation programme through Ramaad project sponsored by Finnish Government under the control of Finnish-Somali Network. We are reviving the planting of indigenous tree species, introducing new ways of conserving and protecting the existing forest cover through community awareness workshops, distribution of seeds, seedlings, nursery plants across the Jubaland state.