Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project

Background In Amuria District, Eastern Uganda, ITF partner Save a Seed for the Future (SAFE) have started work with 10 schools. Working with both children and teachers, Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project (ASTREPP) aims to raise awareness about environmental degradation and give students practical skills in tree planting. Although the project is primarily targeting schools, SAFE believe…

Revival of the Community Spirit in Zambia

On the border with Malawi, in the Lundazi District, Eastern Province of Zambia, deforestation is largely attributed to a dramatic increase in the cultivation of tobacco, cotton and maize. Unsustainable farming, logging for charcoal and fuel, as well as wildfires are also contributing factors to environmental degradation in the area. However, a strong community spirit,…

Join us for the ITF Annual Event on June 24th

The 2017 ITF Annual Event will take place this Saturday 24th June at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London. This year, we’ve chosen to bring together a panel of specialists to discuss the topic of women and sustainable community forestry. We’ll be asking the question – ‘Women: the driving force for sustainable comunity forestry?’…

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…

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…