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Women: Our Greatest Beneficiaries

Posted in Africa

July 2015. For over 25 years, Trees for the Future has worked with women farmers to promote agroforestry interventions that help them revitalize their degraded lands, increase their incomes, and provide healthy food for their families. Recent estimates by researchers measure the female labor share in agriculture at 56% in Tanzania and 52% in Uganda….
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What is a Forest Garden?

Posted in Press Releases, Uncategorized

June 2015. Forest gardens are a superior farming system with the potential to change the lives of millions of subsistence farmers struggling to survive throughout the developing world. The forest garden is a locally-appropriate, multi-layered system of farm production that combines diverse varieties of crops and trees to empower families to fulfill their subsistence needs…
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Care of Your Moringa Seedling

Posted in Uncategorized

June 2015. It is with good reason that we use the moringa so extensively in our forest gardens. Although there are thirteen varieties of moringa we focus on Moringa oleifera, which we feel has the most benefit to the impoverished farmers with whom we work. Not only does this tree grow rapidly and can it be…
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More Milk, More Money: Gladys’s Story

Posted in Kenya

June 2015. Standing in her crumbling kitchen and watching it flood from the downpour, I am proud to know that Gladys has recently joined our program. I know how much her life will change in the next two years, and I see how by helping Gladys, we will also improve the lives of her three…
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Biodiversity and Forest Gardens

Posted in Our Results

May 2015. Having lived in the very communities where we are working, we at Trees for the Future know intimately the many ways that farmers and biodiversity compete against each other. Through years of experience, we have found that by maintaining healthy forest gardens, farming families can work with rather than against biodiversity, for mutual…
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Find us at DC Green Festival 2015

Posted in Trees for the Future News

May 2015. Make plans to come out and meet the Trees for the Future team at the Green Festival in Washington, DC.  The event will be at the Washington Convention Center June 5, 6, and 7, our booth number is 344, and of course there will be many hundreds of other fascinating exhibitors.  We’re glad to…
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Complex Problem, Simple Solution

Posted in Our Results, Press Releases

May 2015. We would like to take a moment to explain what we are solving through the work we undertake. Millions of men, women, and children on the African continent go to bed hungry on each night as a result of rampant poverty and a lack of access to resources, like schools and seeds, many…
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Building Resiliency in Koungheul

Posted in Senegal

May 2015. Earlier this year we began our project to bring the Forest Garden System to farmers in the Koungheul region of Senegal. Our goal is to increase their capacity to produce nutritious foods, as volatile environmental factors in Senegal have rendered the population vulnerable to nutritional deficiency. As a result of floods and droughts, groundwater tables falling…
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Meet Malik

Posted in Africa, Senegal

April 2015. Malik used to farm field crops like peanuts and maize. All he had to show for decades of hard work, though, was barren land with dying soils. Like millions of other subsistence farmers, he was never able to produce enough to feed his family for the year, much less put anything into savings….
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2015 Plan of Action

Posted in Plan of Action

2015: Measuring Opportunities April 16, 2015 Stay in Touch via Email Sign up to receive updates from Trees for the Future >> Follow Us on Social Media Dear Supporter, On behalf of every impoverished farmer whose life you have changed by planting trees, we sincerely thank you. I am pleased to now be better able…
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Hiring – Peace Corps Response Position

Posted in Job Posting

Trees for the Future, in partnership with and with support from Peace Corps, is searching for two suitable candidates to fill a Peace Corps Response position be based in Senegal. “Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve as Technical Advisers to the Forest Garden System (FGS) Program for the international NGO Trees…
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Hiring – Development Associate

Posted in Job Posting

Date: March, 2015 Position title: Development Associate – Partners Location: Headquarters – Silver Spring, Maryland Reports to: Sr. Director of Operations TREES is currently hiring for the position of a Development Associate, who will focus on both cultivating and nurturing relationships with donor corporate partners (CP). This is a critical role, since donations from CPs…
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Get to know… the Cashew!

Posted in Africa

The Cashew Tree By John Leary, Trees for the Future Executive Director The first cashew apple I ever picked came from a tree in the back of the Peace Corps training center in Senegal. It might be surprising for most to know that the cashew apple is much bigger than the nut it is known…
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Introducing… the West African Bush Plum

Posted in Africa, Cameroon

The African Bush Plum By Ben Addlestone, Trees for the Future Forestry Specialist The first time I saw a Bush “Plum” fruit was when I lived in Cameroon in the early 90’s. It was an exotic looking purple fruit grilled at road-side stalls alongside spicy goat meat and plantains. I had to try it, and…
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Measuring Success

Posted in Africa, Project News, Senegal

By Curtis McCoy Program Manager, Training and Extension December 7, 2014 Touching down in Dakar, Senegal at 6am local time meant we’d be just in time to see the sun come up over Leopold Sedhar Senghor airport. Though the day had barely started, coming from 60 degree temperatures in Washington, D.C. and arriving at over…
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