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Homa Bay Farmers Welcome Benefits of the Forest Garden

Nestled in the hills surrounding Lake Victoria, farmers living in Homa Bay, Kenya enjoy breathtaking views of their countryside during and after the rainy season. The lake glistens on the horizon and rolling green hills create a striking contrast to the farms below.  But the dry season looks much different.  “If you come here when … Continued

300 Million Trees

FARMERS PLANT 300 MILLION TREES THROUGH AGROFORESTRY PROGRAM  Trees for the Future on Track to Plant One Billion Trees with Farmers  WASHINGTON DC (FEBRUARY 7, 2023) – Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) has planted 300 million trees around the world.   “Today, we’re celebrating 300 million trees planted in farming communities, by farming … Continued

Ugandan Farmers Prove the Power of Agroforestry

Taaka Sarah started practicing agroforestry on her Ugandan farm in 2021. Working with local Trees for the Future (TREES) staff, she identified a half hectare of her farm to convert into a Forest Garden.  What used to be a sparse plot of land with three trees, two food crops, and one marketable product is now … Continued

A Malian Community Revitalized through Forest Gardening

”I couldn’t provide the three daily meals for my family.”  56-year-old Daouda Keita is a farmer in Koulikoro, Mali. Like many others in Mali, he struggled to put food on the table for his family.  Poverty and hunger are rampant in the West African nation. More than 78% of people are living in poverty and, … Continued

Give the Gift of Trees this Season

Looking for sustainable gifts that make the world a better place? Trees for the Future has you covered!  When you order a personalized TREES certificate for a loved one, you’re giving the things that matter most to the people who need it most. You’re not just planting trees, fruit, and vegetables, you’re planting so much … Continued

Uganda Floods Update: Farmers Look to the Future with Hope 

Farmers in Eastern Uganda are looking to the future as they continue to recover from unseasonal flooding and landslides in July and August.   “It normally floods [earlier], but this year that changed and so we were not expecting it at all,” says farmer Edward Mukhwana.  Unseasonal Rains, Devastating Floods Edward’s farm is in Bumbobi sub … Continued

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