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January 5, 2017

2014 Plan of Action

Results and White Papers

"During my work with Trees for the Future (TREES) I have seen this relationship in action, through our programs which simultaneously combat poverty and restore the environment. This year, in response… Read More

January 5, 2017

2015 Impact Report

Results and White Papers

"I have never seen a model as scalable, as permanent, as sustainable, and as effective in eliminating hunger and extreme poverty, as our Forest Garden Approach." -John Leary, Executive Director … Read More

January 5, 2017

2015 Plan of Action

Results and White Papers

"One tree, one farmer, and one Forest Garden System at a time: together with you, our supporters, we are achieving our vision for the future: to build a world where farmers leave a legacy of… Read More

January 5, 2017

2015 Q4 Report: Focusing for Impact

Results and White Papers

"Our Forest Garden Approach continues to attract incredible attention. Our recent article in Salt Magazine reached 50,000 people, a new blog on the TaroWorks website showcased Trees for the… Read More

January 5, 2017

2016 Q1 Report: The Triple Bottom Line

Results and White Papers

"I thank you to the point of wanting to dance!" -Malik Ndao, Lead Farmer … Read More

January 5, 2017

2016 Q3 Report: Ready to Grow

Results and White Papers

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November 22, 2016

2016 Q4 Report: Ending Hunger and Proving It

Results and White Papers

  As the end of 2016 nears, we are thrilled to show you how we are ending hunger and proving it for the farming families in our programs. Our latest report shows exciting updates from the… Read More

September 21, 2016

Trees for Livestock

Results and White Papers

Our latest paper describes why and how Forest Gardens must be used to improve livestock rearing practices, reverse, land degradation, and increase smallholder income.  Throughout the developing… Read More

July 6, 2016

Desertification

Results and White Papers

More than 1.5 billion people in the world depend on degraded land, and about three quarters (74%) of them are impoverished¹.  For 250 million of these people, their plight has a… Read More

June 24, 2016

Sidy Ba

Senegal
Stories From the Field

Sidy Ba lives in Senegal. He’s had a forest garden for the past 3 years with a mix of eggplant and several types of trees. He sells 200 pounds of eggplant per week and it’s his main source… Read More

May 19, 2016

Biodiversity

Results and White Papers

One of the major differences between Forest Gardens, a type of poly-cultural agricultural system, and traditional agricultural systems which typically depend on only one or two crop species, is… Read More

April 25, 2016

Malik Ndao

Senegal
Stories From the Field

Malik doesn’t know about the Sustainable Development Goals: But he’s meeting them. Decades of backbreaking subsistence farming had left Malik Ndao and his family hungry and hopeless. He… Read More

March 22, 2016

Water and Trees

Results and White Papers
Senegal
Stories From the Field

Kaffrine, Senegal – “Danga dof,” a phrase in the Wolof language that Mariama Ndao heard countless times over two years as she pulled water from an 80 foot well and carried 10 gallon tubs on her… Read More

March 8, 2016

More Milk, More Money, More Hope: Gladys’ Story

Kenya
Stories From the Field

The rains are torrential and the crumbling structure of Gladys Wamuhu’s kitchen is no match for the deluge. Inevitably, the water floods in and a rush of mud and debris sweeps through her… Read More

March 3, 2016

Forest Gardens Empower Women

Results and White Papers

For over 25 years, Trees for the Future has worked with women farmers to promote agroforestry interventions that help them revitalize their degraded lands, increase their incomes, and… Read More

February 29, 2016

Climate-Smart Agriculture

Results and White Papers

We all know about climate change. We’ve been told about greenhouse gasses, we’ve seen the dramatic images of ice shelves collapsing into the ocean, and yeah, maybe the weather in our area has… Read More

January 11, 2016

The Forest Garden Solution

Results and White Papers
Stories From the Field

What is the Forest Garden Approach? Forest Gardens are a superior farming system with the potential to end hunger and poverty for millions of subsistence farmers struggling to survive throughout… Read More

January 11, 2016

What’s The Problem?

Results and White Papers
Stories From the Field

We would like to take a moment to explain what we are solving through our work. Millions of men, women, and children on the African continent go to bed hungry each night as a result of rampant… Read More

January 6, 2016

A look at Carbon – a “Co-benefit” of Agroforestry

Results and White Papers

Forest Gardens across Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda sequester an average of 62.8 metric tons of carbon per garden By Guest Blogger Lauren Cooper You’ve heard of carbon.  You’ve… Read More

December 1, 2015

Ousmane Willane

Senegal
Stories From the Field

Ousmane Willane' Story There are many reasons why Ousmane and his family are celebrating and we hope you will too! Just look at the fruits of his labors. Just look at the size of the trees he has… Read More

November 17, 2015

Mate Mbaye

Senegal
Stories From the Field

Mate Mbaye's Story Did you know that young people in Senegal are so desperate that they’re crossing deserts and oceans in search of a better life? You can only imagine the dangers. Some never… Read More