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These Drones Are Advancing Environmental Restoration

As Mohamed Limo tends to his farm in Singida, Tanzania, there is a soft humming overhead. A drone is methodically circling the one-acre plot, taking detailed photos of the trees, shrubs, and crops covering his land.  Mohamed is part of Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Forest Garden training program. TREES trains farmers in a regenerative … Continued

Why Agricultural Development Matters for Africa

Africa is home to 54 countries, hundreds of languages, rich cultures and traditions, and breathtaking landscapes. But the continent’s wealth of culture and beauty is often eclipsed by its staggering hunger and poverty rates.  20% of people across the continent are chronically hungry (278 million people) (FAO). In sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of the population is … Continued

Celebrating 5,500 Forest Garden Graduates

In much of the world, students of all ages and studies are graduating over the next month – celebrating their hard work and successes over years of schooling. The same is true for Forest Garden farmers in Kenya and Tanzania. More than 5,500 farmers celebrated their successful completion of Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Forest Garden … 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

Farmers Surpass Global Food Security Target in Two Years Through Agroforestry

Trees for the Future Releases Latest Data on Hunger, Poverty, and Landscape Restoration  WASHINGTON DC (October 13, 2022) – In a report released Thursday, Trees for the Future (TREES) shares the short and long-term effects of agroforestry systems on hunger, poverty, and landscape restoration. The report confirms that TREES’ Forest Garden Approach effectively achieves the triple … Continued

Living Fences, Thriving Communities

Disputes between farmers and herders are plaguing families in West Africa. Across the region, many farmers raise livestock for a living. Known as pastoralists, these farmers rely on the wide-open spaces for grazing. Unfortunately, as cattle and goats roam the landscape looking for their next meal, they often end up grazing on valuable crops of … Continued

Babou Found Success through Agroforestry

“Trees for the Future has given meaning to my life.”  Since childhood, 75-year-old Babou Sao has lived with a hearing impairment.  “I could not study because of my handicap and so in the age of adulthood to have something to eat I became a tire extension worker,” he says.  Despite his best efforts, Babou says … Continued

A Sustainable Future for Africa Starts with Agroforestry

“I went from being a marginalized person to a successful person who shares her profits.”  Jeanne d’Arc Sambou is a 45-year-old farmer and mother of four from Fatick, Senegal. She joined Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden program in 2020. Local staff taught her how to protect and diversify her land using agroforestry and a … Continued

A Farmer Transforms her Land in the Heart of the Great Green Wall 

Situated on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, Koulikoro, Mali is on the frontlines of a slow-moving environmental and humanitarian crisis. Extreme temperatures, extended periods of drought, and desertification are making it increasingly more difficult for farmers like Sitan Camara to make a living on their land.  The long-deteriorating conditions of the Sahel region … Continued

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