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Humanity with Nature: A Farmer Series

Stories From the Field Cameroon Senegal Uganda

Humans and nature are intrinsically linked. Explore our Humanity with Nature series to meet some human beings who are setting an example for restoring, protecting, and preserving nature.


Mountakha and Coumba

Humans | Senegalese | Parents | Farmers




Among Lillian

Human | Ugandan | Wife and Mother | Farmer

Among Lillian rises early each day to work in her fields. By her side are her husband and six sons.

As they work the earth, the Forest Garden is alive with more than the chatter and laughter of the family: dozens of plant species push through the rich soil, birds sing from overhead, and countless insects and micro-organisms thrive beneath their feet.

This harmony is natural, yes, but it hasn’t been like this here for a very long time. Like many smallholder farmers, Among Lillian was taught to practice monocrop agriculture. This all changed in 2016 when she joined Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Training Program.

She not only learned how to improve her approach to decrease the negative impact she was having on nature, but she also began reaping the many benefits the natural world has to offer.



Neba Joram

Human | Cameroonian | Teacher |  Farmer



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