Trees for the Future

Cassava plants on the Ricarte Dela Cruz family farm in the Philippines. Cassava is the third-largest source of carbohydrates in the tropics (after rice and corn/maize), and it can grow in marginal soils like those found in many of our projects. In the lower right, you can also see part of a tree nursery, full of seedlings destined to join these plants in the family forest garden. Planting trees, changing lives: