Nuriati Jumanne Mpinda doesn’t have access to a bank or traditional financial support services. “I didn’t have that capacity to save money,” Nuriati says. “All the money I got was immediately used to buy basic needs.” Limited Access to Financial Services Perpetuates Poverty For farmers like Nuriati, limited or nonexistent access to financial services and … Continued
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
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
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
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
Only a year into our training program, Christine Akello shares her story of success from her Forest Garden in Uganda.
Farmers assess the damage done by landslides and deadly flooding in Eastern Uganda.
When Thomas Wesonga joined an agroforestry training program seven years ago, he had no idea he would be using the knowledge for the rest of his life. Thomas and 300+ other farmers in Busia, Uganda signed up for Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Forest Garden training program in 2015. The Forest Garden Approach encourages farmers … Continued
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
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