Profile

Mission

The organization mission is to restore degraded forest lands, improve the livelihoods of community members through planting beneficial tree, greening schools and reduce effects of climate changes.

Objectives

  • Restore degraded forest lands through tree planting activities;
  • Improve livelihoods of the community members by training them on applications of various agroforestry techniques;
  • Provide the means so rural families can supply, or have better access to, certain basic needs in the form of essential forest and tree products;
  • Increase the participation of the rural people in managing forest and tree resources as a means of increasing their self-reliance;
  • Use human resources to better manage degraded and marginal lands thereby counteracting the process of deforestation and environmental degradation;
  • Contribute to the general socio-economic development of rural people through employment generation, institution building and promoting economic growth;
  • Help meet the needs and aspirations of both women and, men in specific underprivileged groups within the rural population, such as subsistence farmers, migrant herders and the landless;
  • Reduce emission of green house gas associated with open fire cooking by supporting and training community member acquire energy efficient stoves

History

Trees for the Future and Agroforestry organization (TFTFAO), is a Non Governmental Organization which was registered in Kenya in 2012. The organization currently works with community members living near forest lands to restore degraded forest in partnership with Kenya Forest Service and Community Forest Associations.

Besides that, the organization has supported farm forestry through agroforestry initiatives which allows community members to plant beneficial trees on their farms.  The trees planted on farms help community members to get fuelwood, fodder leaves, improve soil fertility and increase food crops production. Since its formation, the organization has been able to plant over 500,000 trees on forest lands, community farms and schools. These have been planted through raising of seedlings in the nurseries by potting, bare stem methods of seedling propagation and direct seeding.