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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

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

263 Million Trees Planted Through Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture

Trees for the Future Passes 260-Million Mark Ahead of Earth Day  APRIL 20, 2022 (BETHESDA, MARYLAND) – Regenerative agriculture nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) is celebrating 263 million trees planted and more than 300 thousand people impacted.  The trees are planted by farmers on their own land in agroforestry systems called Forest Gardens. Local … Continued

Forest Gardens Begin to Take Shape in Mali

In Mali, 80% of the population relies on agriculture to make a living. Already a hot, dry region of the world, extreme weather patterns brought on by climate change make growing typical crops like sorghum and millet increasingly more difficult. That’s why one group of farmers is turning to regenerative agriculture and agroforestry practices.  “I am preparing to make a big plantation of fruit … Continued

TREES, Arbor Day Foundation Partner on Great Green Wall

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 27, 2021) – Agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) and the Arbor Day Foundation are joining forces to plant 3 million trees in Senegal, Chad, and Mali this year as part of a global effort to establish Africa’s Great Green Wall. “Forests and lush landscapes are disappearing as unsustainable land … Continued

45 New Projects

TREES FOR THE FUTURE TO PLANT 50 MILLION TREES IN 2021 14,000+ farmers in nine countries to use agroforestry to reach goal SILVER SPRING, MD (March 3, 2021) – International development nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) is launching 45 new projects, reaching more than 14,000 smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa and setting a goal … Continued

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