AFR100: Plant Trees for Africa

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AFR100 (the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) aims to restore 100 million hectares of deforested & degraded land in Africa by the year 2030. Support AFR100 to reforest Africa! Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Provide jobs to minimize poverty in local communities
  • Improve climate change resilience & mitigation
  • Restore forest cover to improve food security
  • With the world's second largest tropical forest - the rainforest of the Congo Basin that is home to a staggering 60 percent of the continent's biodiversity - Africa holds 17 percent of our planet's forest cover. Unfortunately, Africa is at risk due to deforestation that is 4 times the global average rate. Not only does this threaten the livelihoods of its local communities, it also affects the planet as a whole. Thanks to the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, also known as AFR100, Africa is on its way to restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030. Join us in supporting 100 appropriately-selected reforestation organizations in order to help restore Africa's landscapes!
  • Planting trees in Africa will help to add nutrients to soil, while also controlling erosion. Added forest cover will diminish pressure on remaining forests, allowing for biodiversity to flourish and ultimately helping with the global climate crisis. With focus on reforesting within local communities, sustainable livelihoods will develop through the creation of jobs, thus minimizing poverty. Fruit trees will be planted in order to improve food security, which will help to feed impoverished families, and also provide them with the option to resell fruit.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates on our AFR100 projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We will plant an array of indigenous tree species throughout Africa, such as Senegalia polyacantha, Faidherbia albida, Albizia adianthifolia, Persea americana, Calliandra calothyrsus, Macadamia spp., shea, and mahogany. Fruit trees will also be planted, which include mango, orange, tangerine, avocado, apple, guava, and Brazil nut.

Coming together to support AFR100

AFR100 (the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) aims to restore 100 million hectares of deforested & degraded land in Africa by the year 2030. Support AFR100 to reforest Africa! Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Provide jobs to minimize poverty in local communities
  • Improve climate change resilience & mitigation
  • Restore forest cover to improve food security
  • With the world's second largest tropical forest - the rainforest of the Congo Basin that is home to a staggering 60 percent of the continent's biodiversity - Africa holds 17 percent of our planet's forest cover. Unfortunately, Africa is at risk due to deforestation that is 4 times the global average rate. Not only does this threaten the livelihoods of its local communities, it also affects the planet as a whole. Thanks to the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative, also known as AFR100, Africa is on its way to restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030. Join us in supporting 100 appropriately-selected reforestation organizations in order to help restore Africa's landscapes!
  • Planting trees in Africa will help to add nutrients to soil, while also controlling erosion. Added forest cover will diminish pressure on remaining forests, allowing for biodiversity to flourish and ultimately helping with the global climate crisis. With focus on reforesting within local communities, sustainable livelihoods will develop through the creation of jobs, thus minimizing poverty. Fruit trees will be planted in order to improve food security, which will help to feed impoverished families, and also provide them with the option to resell fruit.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates on our AFR100 projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We will plant an array of indigenous tree species throughout Africa, such as Senegalia polyacantha, Faidherbia albida, Albizia adianthifolia, Persea americana, Calliandra calothyrsus, Macadamia spp., shea, and mahogany. Fruit trees will also be planted, which include mango, orange, tangerine, avocado, apple, guava, and Brazil nut.

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Why Plant in Africa?

Minimize Poverty in Local Communities

Provide jobs to Minimize Poverty in Local Communities

Reforestation provides farmers with jobs, promotes Women empowerment, and supports education for girls and young women. Also, our partners provide fruit tree seedlings for the possibility selling fruit in the future.

Improve Climate Change Resilience & Mitigation

Improve Climate Change Resilience & Mitigation

Planting trees helps to minimize the effects of climate change - such as increasingly drastic storms. Reforestation also improves climate change resilience, which aids in faster recovery following these storms.

Restore Forest Cover to Boost Food Security

Restore Forest Cover
to Boost Food Security

Agroforestry contributes to the reduction and sometimes even reversal of land degradation. Free fruit tree seedlings - such as mango, orange, avocado, and apple - are provided to locals, thus helping to feed malnourished families.

Commitment to AFR100

As of now, 32 African countries have committed to restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030.

Support AFR100's vision to help these countries reach their goal.

Planting Trees in Africa

Our Existing AFR100 Partnerships

Wells for Zoë

Wells for Zoë

Malawi

Wells for Zoë strives to make a positive impact for impoverished community members by offering jobs to locals, while also providing access to clean drinking water. With a general focus on increasing gender equality in Malawi, 70% of those employed are women. Additionally, Wells for Zoë supports education for young girls and women.

Aiming to improve livelihoods, free fruit tree seedlings are provided to community planters and nursery workers as additional rewards to plant on their own lands. This ensures a higher participation for labour-intensive task and also food security for often malnourished families. Some of these fruits include mango, orange, tangerine, avocado, apple, and Brazil nuts.

Kijani Forestry

Uganda

Kijani Forestry focuses on supporting local communities in Uganda through reforestation, as trees hold the power to break the cycle of poverty and create wealth for rural farmers. Hundreds of land-holding farmers in this region, of which approximately 55% are women, have shown interest in planting trees to improve their family’s futures.

Reforestation provides food, fuel, livestock fodder, construction materials, and ultimately improved income for farmers in an industry that has been constantly increasing demand and decreasing supply. By expanding into fruit trees, farmers are ensured a future where the seedlings planted today turn into food and income for many years to come.

Kijani Forestry
International Tree Foundation

International Tree Foundation

Kenya

International Tree Foundation embraces agroforestry as a restoration approach by integrating crops and trees. This ultimately helps to support local communities both ecologically and economically, thus allowing regions to flourish on a global scale.

In order to provide sustainable livelihoods for local farmers, a strong focus on increasing household income is placed, while also promoting Women empowerment and gender equality. Thanks to agroforestry, health and nutrition is also improved for vulnerable households. Benefits of reforesting this region include improved soil fertility and water conservation, and increased biodiversity.

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