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They are the lungs of our planet and vital to our ecosystem. Around the world, 1.6 billion people depend on trees for their livelihoods.

However, deforestation is causing climate change, loss of biodiversity and creating poverty. ITF supports communities to plant, care for and use trees in sustainable ways, improving both lives and habitats.
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ITF at 90

We are celebrating our 90th birthday in 2014 by launching an appeal to raise £90,000
to plant an incredible 1 million trees and we’d love for you to join us!

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A participant trying the budding process May 2013

New Grants Available from ITF

Posted on 02.09.2014

As part of our 90th Anniversary celebrations we are pleased to announce that we are calling for grant applications to our Community Tree Planting Programme for UK and Africa. 

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Field Visit Report to Download

Posted on 08.08.2014

An exchange visit was organized on April 10 and 11 2014 for elected representatives, farmers, staff of technical services at local level and the women leaders of the Municipalities of Konna and Borondougou. Some 50 persons including 11 women took part in this visit that took place at Barbé in the rural Commune of Socoura.

Click here to download the fascinating field visit report.

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From ITF’s Director

Posted on 19.06.2014

Welcome to the brand new ITF Blog . Our Communications Officer at ITF has just persuaded me to open a Twitter account and to start blogging. I feel like I am being technologically upgraded. But will this be for the better?

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