TREES FOR THE FUTURE SELECTED AS A TOP 100 AFRICAN LAND RESTORATION GROUP
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (January 11, 2022) – Regenerative agriculture training organization Trees for the Future is among the top 100 organizations and businesses leading tree restoration in Africa.
TerraFund for AFR100 is an award series led by AFR100 to finance Africa’s top 100 tree restoration projects and enterprises. AFR100 is a pan-African, country-led effort to restore 100 million hectares of land on the continent by 2030. TerraFund for AFR100 is managed by World Resources Institute, One Tree Planted, and Realize Impact. Funders include Bezos Earth Fund, Facebook, Good Energies Foundation, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, DOEN Foundation, AKO Foundation, and Caterpillar Foundation.
“We’re honored to receive the support and recognition of AFR100 and the organizations partnering with them on the TerraFund,” says Trees for the Future Executive Director John Leary. “With support from the TerraFund for AFR100, we will be able to reach more farming families with training and resources to sustainably restore Tanzanian landscapes while strengthening access to food and income for thousands.”
Trees for the Future works across sub-Saharan Africa to train farmers in a regenerative agroforestry technique called the Forest Garden Approach. Local staff teach farmers how to sustainably restore degraded land, protect their soil, and grow more food to eat and sell. Trees for the Future plans to plant one billion trees by 2030.
“Trees for the Future, AFR100, and TerraFund partners have shared goals and visions for Africa’s landscape and the future of our planet. Together, we can reach those goals and make an impact that lasts,” Leary says.
TerraFund for AFR100 is supporting a Trees for the Future project in Iringa, Tanzania. The project was established in partnership with the Clinton Development Initiative. With support from the TerraFund, 1,000 farmers will receive training, restoring 1,000 hectares of land and planting more than two million trees.
In 2022, TerraFund for AFR100 will provide $50,000 – $500,000 in funding to the top 100 tree restoration projects and enterprises. The team received applications from 3,200 organizations in two weeks. So far, AFR100 has announced Trees for the Future alongside 30 other ‘champion’ organizations, listed here.
About Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future is a regenerative agriculture training organization. Local staff work with smallholder farmers in the developing world to restore landscapes and livelihoods through an agroforestry technique called the Forest Garden Approach. With more than three decades of experience, Trees for the Future has planted more than 225 million trees and helped more than 300,000 people. Learn more at trees.org