Impact /imˈpakt/ – verb

October 16, 2019

Definition: Trees for the Future defines impact as making sustainable change for our planet and its people.

Our latest Impact Report shows the incredible change our supporters are making for our environment and farming families.

Take a look for yourself to see how we are training farmers to use sustainable practices in agroforestry to transform the land, food systems, and truly end the cycle of poverty.

Did you know? The Forest Garden impacts the following:

Deforestation: The Forest Garden Approach reduces negative impacts on the planet by eliminating farmers’ dependence on forests for food, fuel and timber. Forest Gardens also decrease the use of destructive farming practices such as burning, clearing and plowing.

Desertification: Forest Gardens transform arid, desert-like fields into lush, sustainable, productive farms.

Carbon Sequestration: Forest Garden trees impact the planet by removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere. From 2018 – 2019, Trees for the Future Forest Gardens sequestered 653,936.4 metric tons of carbon!

Food Security: By educating smallholder farmers on agroforestry and permaculture, Forest Gardens provide a variety of nutritious foods for farmers to eat and sell.

Poverty: Forest Gardens are increasing incomes, economic opportunity, and are truly allowing families to escape poverty by providing knowledge to cope with the future.

Read our Special Edition 30th Anniversary Impact Report to learn about even MORE ways the Forest Garden Approach is making an impact.