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Moringa – the ‘Tree of Life’

Posted on 17.08.2016

It’s been called “the Miracle Tree,”  “the Tree of Life” and “Mother’s Milk.” It is one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet, it is becoming increasingly important part of plans to combat malnutrition in the global South – while in the West it is fast gaining popularity as the new “superfood.”

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A new and wholesome partnership

Posted on 01.08.2016

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Wessanen UK.

Wessanen is the first corporate sponsor of our , but they are also supporting our Tree Power Education Project in the UK and a Sustainable Community Forestry Programme: Alpha Women Empowerment initiative in Uganda.

Altogether, in the first year of the partnership, Wessanen’s involvement is expected to support the planting of around 200,000 trees.

Andy Egan, IFT chief executive said: “We’re delighted to have Wessanen UK on board as a key corporate partner, and the first major company to back our 20 Million Trees centenary campaign. Their support will help us change the livelihoods of hundreds of communities and thousands of individuals, whilst teaching new generations about the vital importance of trees and forests to our natural world.”

Patrick Cairns, CEO of Wessanen UK, added: “At Wessanen, we’re passionate about protecting our planet for current and future generations. The International Tree Foundation is a marvellous organisation, which shares our belief in the importance of community-led sustainability, where local people are empowered to respect and make the most of their natural environment. This is a partnership for a natural, organic, ethical and sustainable future.”

Wessanen is the owner of brands such as Clipper Tea, Mrs Crimble’s and Whole Earth.

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Children’s Spot the Difference Competition!

Posted on 02.08.2016

Do you know any children 12 years or younger? Then why not encourage them to take part in our children’s competition? It’ll be a regular feature from now on. All you need to do is print out the page from the link below.
There’s a lovely prize up for grabs!  
Spot the Difference Aug 16


Good luck!  Entries close 26 August 2016.

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