African Farmers Transforming Food Systems

Mali, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya

The initiative works closely with tens of thousands of farmers living in poverty on degraded lands following decades of unsustainable agriculture practices, deforestation, pollution, and climate change.

Trees for the Future provides training in a regenerative agroforestry technique called the Forest Garden Approach.

The initiative in numbers
41,345 Hectares restored
229,000 Hectares to be restored by 2030
230,000 Green jobs to be created by 2030

"In 25 years, Africa could represent a quarter of the world’s population. Yet much of the continent’s land will have already degraded into drylands that cannot feed so many people. Protecting the little fertile lands that are left is simply not enough. Initiatives like TREES are playing an important role in reversing decades of ecosystem degradation, especially across the Sahel, pushing back desertification, increasing climate resilience and improving the well-being of farmers and their communities."
Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UN Environment Programme

Leading organizations