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Kenya

Kenya

Trees for the Future’s Kenyan staff are working with thousands of Kenyan farmers to improve quality of life while protecting the land. The Kenyan government is committed to 10% tree cover in the country by 2030. TREES work is not only contributing to more trees planted, we’re helping to solidify agroforestry as a key component of this goal. Our Forest Garden Projects will support this massive landscape initiative and help smallholder farming families improve sustainable farming practices and increase their food security

About Kenya

Population:

51,390,000

Percent below poverty line:

42%

Percent reliance on agriculture:

40%

Percent lacking food security:

30%

Kenya Projects

Our Work

Started work in:

2014

Number of projects:

10

Total number of people helped:

28,700

Total number of trees planted:

16,270,000

Meet The Kenya Team

Stories from Kenya

Agroforestry Brings Economic Opportunity to Kenyan Farmer

Kenya

Since joining Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden program two and a half years ago, Antony Gaya’s Kenyan farm is bursting with life and so are his economic opportunities. Gaya has planted… Read More

Meet Peter Aloo

Kenya

Meet Peter Aloo, a Kenyan Forest Garden Farmer Agroforestry and sustainable farming practices have helped Kenyan farmer Peter Aloo transform his land. Since joining regenerative agroforestry… Read More

Lake Victoria Flooding

Kenya

East Africa’s rainy season this year wreaked havoc on the region from March to May, causing destructive and deadly flash floods, landslides and sinkholes. More than 481,000 people are now displaced… Read More

Will the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Hit Nonprofits and Their Beneficiaries?

Kenya

The Great Recession brought two years of reduced charitable giving in the US   COVID-19 has brought daily routines to a screeching halt around the world. It has changed the way we live,… Read More

20 New Projects

Kenya

Trees for the Future Launches 20 New Projects Training 8,000+ Farmers, Planting Millions of Trees   Silver Spring, MD (April 30, 2020) - Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the… Read More

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture

Kenya

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture and Why it Matters As with many male-dominant industries, it has been historically difficult for women to excel in agriculture. Around the globe, women… Read More

Desert Locusts

Kenya

Are Forest Gardens a Match for Desert Locusts? Forest Garden farmers in East Africa are anxiously awaiting the growing desert locust swarms plaguing the Horn of Africa for the last two months. The… Read More

30 Trees for 30 Years

Kenya

August 22, 2019 In true Trees for the Future fashion, Ikinu, Kenya staff celebrated the organization’s 30th anniversary by planting trees and, of course, enjoying some birthday cake. “We… Read More

The Secret to a Profitable Kenyan Farm

Kenya

July 19, 2019 - Silvia Mburugu Kiambu County, Kenya is renowned for a few types of trees and vegetables, but Mary Nduta Kiguru is transforming the regions traditional way of farming. Her success… Read More

TREES Partners with Kenyan Scouts

Kenya

Kenyan Scouts and Trees for the Future to Plant 1 Million Trees in 2019 Joining Kenyan 2030 Tree Planting Goal Homa Bay (July 2, 2019) - Kenyan Scouts and leading tree planting organization Trees… Read More

177 Farmers Graduate from Ikinu 2, Kenya

Kenya

Kenyan Farmers Ensure Personal Success Through Trees, Agroforestry Trees for the Future graduates 177 farmers from Forest Garden program Ikinu, Kenya (June 17, 2019) - 177 Kenyan farming families… Read More

Meet Brandy Lellou, Director of Programs

Kenya

Get to know Trees for the Future's Director of Programs Brandy Lellou Written by Brandy Lellou In 2005, after just returning from seven years working in the northwest African desert country of… Read More

Teaching a Man to Fish

Kenya

Teaching a Man to Fish: How Trees for the Future Trains Farmers for Sustainable Change Building An Educational Support System Trees for the Future’s collaborative, educational approach to… Read More

Graduation Day in Kenya

Kenya

On a warm December morning, crowds gathered in a community hall in Ikinu, Kenya to celebrate three years worth of hard work and commitment – to farmers, families, the community, and our… Read More

“Milking” Fodder Trees for a Richer and Healthier Future

Kenya

Fodder trees are powerhouses for our famers in Ikinu, Kenya.  As part of the first year of our Forest Garden Approach, fodder trees were used to establish a visible boundary and barrier around each… Read More

Forest Gardens and Beekeeping: Friends with Benefits

Kenya

July 17, 2017 By Elizabeth Norikane, East Africa Communications Specialist   Honeybees contribute to more than a third of all agricultural production, significantly enhance biodiversity, and… Read More

More Milk, More Money, More Hope: Gladys’ Story

Kenya

The rains are torrential and the crumbling structure of Gladys Wamuhu’s kitchen is no match for the deluge. Inevitably, the water floods in and a rush of mud and debris sweeps through her… Read More