Ninety years ago today, a government forester with the Colonial Office named Richard St. Barbe Baker (St. Barbe) held the inaugural ‘Dance of the Trees’ with the Kikuyu tribesmen, in celebration of their first tree planting event recognising the importance of trees in our world.
ITF are delighted to have received a very positive half year report from the ELHAP Heritage Orchard Preservation Project. The scheme is managed by our project partner, Trees for Cities who are working with Redbridge council and the staff and young people of East London Handicap Adventure Playground (ELHAP) to lovingly restore and transform an old orchard.
To celebrate International Women’s Day events are taking place around the UK and the rest of the world. You can find a full list of events on the IWD website. In addition we’ve picked a few events, big and small, to promote the continuing dedication and positive contribution that women are making to drive forward developments in creating a greener economy.
This year International Women’s Day (IWD) holds the theme ‘connecting girls, inspiring futures’, with the aim of bringing together as many young women as possible through an array of global events, and inspiring them to continue to drive forward female achievement and empowerment.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the ITF short story competition!
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) have released an excellent overview of a very interesting special issue of International Forestry Review. This special edition looks at the largely overlooked role that forests play in food production and food security and comprises a series of nine informative articles. You can find out more about the…
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development have release an interesting report highlighting the benefits of promoting effective, ‘climate-smart’ agriculture in Africa. The report emphasises the need to channel funds for international development into initiatives that enable farmers to diversify and become more efficient.
ITF have received an interim report from the Mount Kenya Forest Tree Planting project, an initiative managed by our in-country partner – Save Mount Kenya Forest From Extinction Group. We are delighted to announce that the project has made excellent progress in it’s first six months which looks set to continue as the scheme moves forward.
ITF’s ongoing mission to tackle the cycle of poverty and deforestation saw tangible global successes through 2011. We’ve prepared a handy graphic to illustrate the progress we have made in the past year that you can download as a PDF. Want to help us do even more this year? You can easily get involved in our…
ITF have received an end of year report from Church Mission Society (CMS), our in-country partner working in both South Sudan and Uganda. Their activities over the past year are very encouraging and there have been a number of notable successes.