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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

The Power of Education

In early 2020, Zedrack Guloba’s youngest child was at home during the days. The Ugandan farmer’s crops hadn’t been doing well, so Zedrack was unable to cover the cost of sending his son to school. Responsible for his wife, his youngest three children, and two grandchildren, Zedrack did not want to let his family down. In March, he joined Trees … Continued

The People Behind the Mission: Sharon Obote

When Sharon Obote joined Trees for the Future (TREES) in July 2019, she became the first woman to join TREES’ Uganda staff.   Since she joined the team more than two years ago, she has become the Assistant Technician for the Plant it Forward Project in Kole, Uganda and has watched her team grow to an even makeup of men and … Continued

Overcoming Loss through Agroforestry

Waneloba Loy is a nursery school teacher in Mount Elgon, Uganda. When schools closed in early 2020 because of COVID-19, the 64-year-old was out of work. At the same time, she was adjusting to life without her husband, he died from a chronic illness shortly before the pandemic.  “The first half of last year was very tough for me … Continued

Lake Victoria Floods Update

Ugandan farmer Loyce Ajambo was one of millions of people affected by record-breaking flooding around Lake Victoria in 2020. From March to as late as August in some areas of the Lake Victoria basin, water levels rose to an all-time high. The flooding displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, making … Continued

One Dad’s Mission to Build a Better Future for his Kids

Joseck Wafula is a hardworking father of 11 from a small Ugandan village called Budibya West. He is the lead farmer for Buyosi Farmer Group, one of several farmer groups in Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Busia 3 project. Joseck says it was his desire to provide for his family that motivated him to join … Continued

Growing Trees and a Support System

Ajambo Jofania has overcome more than the average farmer. Although she grew up in a farming family and learned to farm from a young age, she has had a hard time accessing the resources and support she needed to succeed. Born deaf and mute, Ajambo has struggled to communicate with others given that the majority … 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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