Three new partners selected for the Sustainable Community Forestry programme

Following a record number of applications, we are pleased to announce the successful organisations who will receive funding from our Sustainable Community Forestry Programme. Three exceptional projects were selected by the grants panel and will begin activities in the coming weeks. Spanning three different countries – Cameroon, Ghana and Madagascar – the projects aim to tackle…

ITF Staff go Vegan for Veganuary!

Not so much a New Year’s resolution as a statement. Staff, Volunteers and Trustees at ITF are choosing a vegan diet this January as part of Veganuary. As an organisation whose main aim is to conserve, restore and sustainably manage forests globally, we’ve decided to put our money where our mouth is! Agriculture, and in…

4 Trees Before Christmas!

There are just four trees remaining before Christmas! That is the number of trees remaining in our agroforestry advent calendar. Everyday since the 1st December, we’ve profiled a different species of tree planted and loved by farmers in Kenya. From fruit to soil improvement, shade to fodder, the trees in our advent calendar are all…

A perfect day for tree planting

It was a beautiful day in Embu County, Kenya, just south of the equator. Foggy, cool, and with a persistent drizzle that sometimes turned into steady rain.  Perfect for tree planting. I was visiting the Mt Kenya Forest Landscape Restoration project – Phase 1 of ITF’s Centenary Campaign, 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests, with…

Farms and Forest: Growing Together

From 1st December until 15th January, we’re raising money for a great project in Kenya. Farms and Forest: Growing Together aims to help farmers in Kanja village to plant trees on their smallholdings. Spearheading the campaign is Esther Nyaga, a 47 year old tea farmer. Esther has been involved in our 20 Million Trees Campaign…

What can trees do for us?

ITF recognises the vital roles of trees in our planet’s ecosystem, including providing habitats for wildlife, helping mitigate climate change and contributing to people’s livelihoods. However, the direct benefits to humans through experiencing forest environments are less widely acknowledged globally. Sam Choan has written a post for ITF outlining these benefits. As a gardening enthusiast,…