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The African tree-planting project is reversing decades of ecosystem degradation

Thousands of farmers have been persuaded to join the innovative project and to plant biodiverse forest gardens that feed their families, protect the soil, and expand tree cover.

Since 2015, Trees for the Future (TREES) has planted tens of millions of trees each year in nine countries ranging from Senegal and Mali to Tanzania and Kenya. In a continent where many areas have already degraded into semi-barren drylands, initiatives like TREES are playing an important role in reversing decades of ecosystem degradation, pushing back desertification, increasing climate resilience, and at the same time improving the well-being of the local communities.
 
Individual plots, which cover 1 hectare on average, are said to have about 5,800 trees of multiple varieties:😲

‘On the outer perimeter there is a “protective wall” made up of three ranks of Acacia polyacantha (white thorn). Behind this is a cluster of tightly-spaced agroforestry trees that grow quickly and can be used for firewood and fodder. In the center is a mix of vegetable gardens and orchards of mangoes, avocados, oranges, apples and other fruits.’

This is a massive restoration using regenerative agriculture. Farmers can learn the technic from TREES to produce thriving farmlands while providing sufficient nutrition for their families. It’s self-sustaining.




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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

    5 w

    Great initiative @Tree for the future.Your efforts to reverse decades of ecosystem degradation are a great deal in the fight against climate change.Keep doing more.

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    • M Bilal

      5 w

      Maybe have two holidays, twice a year, to plant anew, or maintain the old

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      • George Kariuki

        5 w

        This is exactly the kind of initiative we need for a healthier planet! Trees for the Future is having a massive impact planting diverse forests that benefit both people and the environment.

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        • Kevin

          5 w

          Beautiful thing to witness! We applaud the initiative to keep forest cover at recommended levels while at the same time protecting its existence.

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          • mary Mwihaki

            5 w

            This is amaizing protecting trees is the deal its inspiring to see such innovative project making a positive impact.

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            • Edwin wangombe

              5 w

              This is impressive... reclaiming degraded land is one of the most important steps towards curbing climate change and its effects as it helps to develop a sustainable ecosystem that has lots of benefits for the community and biodiversity development

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              • winnie nguru

                5 w

                This initiative is bit by bit righting the wrongs made in the past. This is so beautiful to witness

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                • Edwin wangombe

                  5 w

                  @winnie_nguru I agree with you... we should always remember that a bird in hand is better than 2 in the bush... kudos to (TREES)

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    5 w

                    @zifa_sadriyeva In this platform we are fond of celebrating the small wins as they encourage others to do more. The magnitude of benefits they have on our planet is unthinkable... so before you disagree or undermine the efforts these NGOs are making first ask yourself what you have done as an individual to help the world reach the UNFCC target. we don't expect the government and the NGOs to plant 2 trillion trees on their own while we sit and watch.

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                    • zelda ninga

                      5 w

                      @edwin_wangombeVery true. It's the little things that counts.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      5 w

                      Its an amazing initiative thats promotes sustainable environment and requires our full support

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        5 w

                        @elizbeth_gathigia I second you... such are the projects that deserve funding from the government and not fossil fuel drilling or mining projects

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                        • zelda ninga

                          5 w

                          @elizbeth_gathigia I agree with you, as long as we have trees that provide food then we are assured they'll be protected by all means.

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                          • Annett Michuki..

                            5 w

                            @elizbeth_gathigia little by little we will achieve our goals

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                          • walter lungayi

                            5 w

                            This is indeed a commendable initiative! The efforts to reverse ecosystem degradation and promote sustainable practices among farmers are crucial for the well-being of both the environment and the local communities. It's inspiring to see such innovative projects making a positive impact.

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              5 w

                              @walter_lungayi Well said ... such projects have numerous benefits for the people and the planet which is why they should get all the support and encouragement they need from all stakeholders

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                            • zelda ninga

                              5 w

                              This is a good thing hoping laws could be implemented to protect out trees.

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                              • Edwin wangombe

                                5 w

                                @zelda_ninga_442 the government should encourage the efforts displayed by such an NGO by putting in place strict laws that protect these trees such as banning illegal logging and burning of charcoal completely

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