Our new Growing Together Strategy is first and foremost a reflection of growing community led action to protect, restore and care for the environment and sustain livelihoods in response to deforestation, land degradation and climate shocks.
We need our remaining forests more than ever and to restore much of what has already been lost.
We have four strategic aims which are delivered through sustainable forestry programmes with local partners in the UK and Africa, with plans to expand into Asia and the Caribbean:
- Education: Foster an understanding of the amenity, ecological and economic value of trees.
- Livelihoods: Enable communities to develop and restore sustainable and productive landscapes through tree cultivation.
- Environment: Increase tree cover, promote reforestation and appropriate tree cultivation.
- Capacity Building: Build capacity in community organisations to advocate, share knowledge and implement community based forestry and agroforestry.