Afforestation /əfôrəˈstāSH(ə)n/ - noun

November 13, 2019

Definition: The planting of a forest or Forest Garden in an area where there was no previous tree cover.

n the Forest Garden: Trees for the Future farmers engage in afforestation projects across Sub-Saharan Africa; creating lush Forest Gardens that anthropogenically improve biodiversity

Did You Know? Once matured, Forest Gardens are able to provide some of the ecosystem services of a naturally occurring forest. With its diverse horizontal and vertical arrangement of plants and animals, Forest Gardens provide habitat diversity, watershed and soil protection and carbon sequestration. This is especially important in degraded landscapes, where these ecosystem services are in dire need. 

The Forest Garden also improves food security and economic stability for farmers; ensuring access to food as well as marketable crops farmers can sell or trade throughout the year.