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Trees for the Future’s local Tanzanian staff work in the Singida and Tabora regions, connecting with farming communities to revitalize the health of both the land and its people. Tanzanian farmers typically grow one or two staple crops, most often sunflower and tobacco. This lack of diversity leaves the farmer vulnerable to extreme weather, pests, and market fluctuations.

Through the Forest Garden Approach, Tanzanian farmers are growing more, eating more, and selling more. Tanzanian Forest Gardens still have plenty of sunflowers, but they’re also also full of nutrient-rich vegetables and thousands of trees.

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Meet the Staff

Stories from Tanzania

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… Read More

The Dry Season is No Match for this Tanzanian Forest Garden Farmer


In Tanzania, the dry season in most regions can last from late May to November. These extended periods of little to no rainfall can leave farmers with little to harvest, making families go months… Read More

Tanzanian Farmer Finds Pride in Her Forest Garden


When Tanzanian Forest Garden farmer Salma Mussa looks around her property, she says much of what is there today didn’t exist just two years ago. “Pigeon peas, spinach, lettuce, okra, onions,… Read More

Lake Victoria Flooding


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?


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


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


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


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

Meet Brandy Lellou, Director of Programs


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

Forest Gardens Around the World


Forest Gardens Around the World A brief background on Forest Gardens and their benefits, then seven standout examples from around the globe. Every person in the world relies on agriculture to… Read More

Teaching a Man to Fish


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

Forest Gardens and Beekeeping: Friends with Benefits


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

HIV Patients Find Support in Their Farmer Group


Our Forest Garden program is designed so that our farmers are a part of a group, attending trainings together and relying on one another for support and guidance throughout the various stages of the… Read More