Trees for the Future

A member of the Ricarte family tends plants in the family’s vegetable production area. Forest gardens include a rich mix of different tree and plant species. Some help to feed the family, which others provide fodder for animals, leaf litter for fertilizer and wood for cookstoves. We also include cash crops, and a forest garden can increase a family’s income tenfold in just four years. Planting out of poverty:




Trees for the Future

In Senegal, a mother stands with her children next to part of a local women’s group tree nursery. We work with many village-level organizations in our agroforestry projects, and the support that members provide each other can be key to success. Because of the local group’s work, these children face a brighter future, a better environment and more economic opportunity. Planting trees, changing lives:



Trees for the Future

Three generations of the Ramos family stand next to part of their tree nursery in their community in the Philippines. Deforestation and rural poverty are huge problems throughout the developing world, and our forest-garden approach helps solve both of them in the areas where it’s implemented, since integrating trees into farms helps take pressure off of native forests while also providing food and income to farmers. Planting trees, changing the planet: