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Our Work

With Your Help, Major Impact Happens

Our focus is on bettering the planet and communities in need through our approach.
Thanks to our supporters, it’s happening.

Trees Planted

Acres Restored

Lives Changed

Where We Work

Trees for the Future (TREES) is currently working with thousands of farming families across nine countries. 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. Agriculture accounts for a large percentage of economies and income opportunities in the developing world. Unfortunately, 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. Now, we are expanding our work out again, operating in nine countries across sub-Saharan Africa. 

We have offices and dedicated staff in Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Uganda, and Tanzania. We work in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, and Gambia through our collaborative partnerships. We also have dedicated Training Sites, offering Forest Garden demonstrations to the public. 

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Where We Work

Current Project Countries

Past Project Countries

Project Location

Expansion, Collaboration, Replication, & Training Sites

At Trees for the Future (TREES), our work is successful because we know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to hunger, poverty, and climate change. The Forest Garden Approach addresses these three challenges, but the way we build the program and share it in each community varies based on geography, climate, culture, infrastructure, and local resources and partners. That’s why we divide our work into three categories: Expansion, Collaboration, and Replication. 

Expansion – This is the type of Forest Garden project you hear us talk about most frequently. TREES staff work with farmer groups to establish Forest Gardens over a four-year period. There are typically between 150 – 300 farmers in these projects.

Collaboration – We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. When another organization or group is doing great work in a region but would benefit from agroforestry training, we collaborate with them to bring agroforestry and permaculture to more farmers.

Replication – This is when the students become the teachers. Once farmers go through our Forest Garden program, they can “Plant it Forward” and train neighboring farmers in a condensed version of the program. 

Training Sites – We have staff-managed demonstration Forest Gardens across our project countries that serve as training sites for farmers and the public.

Let’s Get Planting

Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a flourishing Forest Garden system. Your donation not only helps the environment, but it also empowers farmers to end poverty for their families.