My Mount Kenya Tree Challenge

The key to a greener planet is in our hands… My name is Aida Tamulyte. I’m a Machine Operator at Clipper Teas in Dorset. Last year, I was lucky enough to be selected as one of two employees from Wessanen UK to go and see first-hand the projects we are supporting through our partnership with…

Multifunctional Agriculture: At Last, a Solution and ‘Plan B’ for Africa

A practical, appropriate and effective solution to Africa’s food and nutritional insecurity has eluded everyone for over 100 years1. Since colonial days, conventional thinking has been based on the misconception that what works in temperate latitudes must work in the tropics and sub-tropics. This thinking fails to understand the very different biophysical, social and economic conditions…

Illegal Gold Rush in Ghana’s Forests

Paul Laird, ITF Programmes Manager, reports on our new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development (CSRAD) in Ghana. ITF is supporting their project for the Conservation of Montonnso Sacred Forest. The project aims to ‘eliminate encroachment and destructive activities’ in the Forest.  CSRAD intends to provide 10,000 native agroforestry tree seedlings…

Wild about Life! Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Today celebrates World Wildlife Day. 24 hours dedicated to appreciating and raising awareness about the amazing animals and plants inhabiting our planet. 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests Climate change and habitat loss are two of the most critical problems faced by wildlife today and are directly linked to mankind’s exploitation…

The Complacent Vegetarian

So Veganuary was a big success for the team at ITF. The five staff and volunteers who took on the challenge all completed the full month with only the odd mishap here and there. Our founder was a leading advocate for a plant-based diet as well as organic and sylvan (tree-based) agriculture. Most of us…