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Our Work

What we do

We provide hands-on agroforestry training and resources to farming communities. By embracing sustainable land practices, farmers are reclaiming their agency, breaking the cycles of climate change and generational poverty, and rebuilding our food systems from the ground up.

How we do it

Training for lasting impact

We train farmers in our signature methodology: the Forest Garden Approach. Emphasizing agroforestry and thoughtful land management, we give farmers the resources and knowledge they need to succeed.

Why Trees?

Where we work

Trees for the Future (TREES) is currently working with thousands of farming families across five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Over our 30+ year history, we’ve worked around the globe. In 2014, we focused our work in select African countries, where the climatic and economic challenges were most pressing and we could make the greatest impact.

Decades of unsustainable agriculture practices have resulted in degraded and unproductive land; nutrient-scarce food systems; and farming families who are unable to grow and sell enough to meet their most basic needs. Using the Forest Garden Approach in semi-arid countries like Senegal, we’ve proven that agroforestry is a solution to each of these challenges, effectively ending hunger and poverty while restoring the land and environment.

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Why we do it

Forest Gardens protect our planet

By diversifying production and protecting their soils, Forest Gardeners farm with nature, rather than against it, serving both people and planet.

Why we do it

Forest Gardens feed families and communities

On their own land, Forest Gardeners reliably grow a wide variety of food crops – enough for their family’s and their communities’ food security.

Why we do it

Forest Gardens end poverty

Our approach ensures opportunity otherwise inaccessible to rural families, breaking generational cycles of poverty.

Stories from the field

Planting our way to 2030

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