People – Forest gardens provide consistent, nutritious food to be harvested throughout the year. Teaching families to grow sustainably lessens the physical burden on women and children, who otherwise spend hours collecting fuelwood.
Planet – Farmers plant an array of tree crops that generate a steady and reliable source of food, marketable products and income.
Profit – Planting trees lessens pressure on forests by enabling families to become self-sufficient in producing what they need from trees. They also encourage and protect livelihoods from increasing drought and extreme weather.
Trees for the Future believes in the power of trees. Planting trees provides families with more than just food. It provides income, empowerment, unity, leadership, education and even saves lives. When we can teach people to value themselves and their environment, they see amazing improvements in their standard of living.