Trees for the future Farmer Focused

Trees for the future

Tree Planting

Trees for the future focus on supporting local farmers to learn and practise sustainable farming techniques. A tree planting charity at heart, it works through local farmers to encourage the planting and nurturing of a range of species, including fruit trees and crops, having both positive human and environmental impacts and improving biodiversity. Find out more >

  • Registered Charity
  • African Focus
  • Sustainable Farming

Why we Trees for the future:

Trees for the Future has a sustainable farming approach. Prioritising education of local farming communities to give them insights into the best way of providing for their families and communities without negatively impacting the world's endangered forests. We believe in Trees for the Future because it isn't just about tree planting, but also food crops and fruit trees balancing the needs for global reforestation with local (and global) food supply challenges.

What they say:

Trees for the future aims to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land. We lose trees at a rate of 50 soccer fields per minute as our food systems destroy our ecosystems. Most of this degradation occurs in the developing tropics of Africa, Latin America, and South and Southeast Asia where hundreds of millions of chronically-hungry, smallholder farming families unknowingly use destructive and short-sighted agricultural practices that further degrade their communities trees, soil, water and biodiversity, making them even more likely to migrate and more vulnerable to the climate changes that lie ahead. It becomes a cycle. Trees for the Future has a solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges – the Forest Garden Approach – but as we continue to work closely with farmers on the ground we are constantly discovering ways to increase our impact. Exploring new methodologies for improving the environment and farmers’ lives makes our program even stronger. With our dedication to transparency, we are sharing Trees for the Future’s focus on innovations: areas for growth and a greater understanding of the problems and solutions we face in an effort to meet our mission.

Key Information

  • Projects in Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania
  • Planted 180 million trees since launch
  • Target of planting 1 billion trees by 2030