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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

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

Opportunity is Growing in Busia, Uganda

Nabwire Winnie lives on a rocky piece of land in Busia, Uganda. The poor soil has made farming the land a challenge for years.  Transforming her land and soil was not going to be easy but in 2020 Winnie decided to join Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Forest Garden training program in hopes of establishing … Continued

Rose is Building a Future with Agroforestry

When Mukoha Rose joined a Trees for the Future (TREES) project last year, she did not expect her family’s life to change so soon. Rose, 35 years old, is part of Mahono Mahalabani Farmer Group – which means your hands are workers. The group is made up of farmers from Lunyo sub county, Busia district … 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

Breaking Down Barriers with Forest Gardening

Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Training Program is grounded in accessibility. Staff work to ensure that every farmer can receive life-changing training regardless of income, education, disability, age, or gender Nangira Lispa is a Ugandan farmer overcoming barriers through the Forest Garden Approach. Several years ago, she lost her left arm to an infection. … Continued

The People Behind the Mission: Christine Namutosi

A longtime resident of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda, Christine Namutosi knows her community well. She knows the farms that dot the region’s hilly landscapes, she knows the farmers themselves, and she knows the challenges they face.  As an Assistant Technician at Trees for the Future, Christine takes full advantage of the opportunity to mobilize, … Continued

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