Trees against poverty and malnutrition
In Senegal, we’re proving that trees and agriculture can coexist by helping smallholder farmers plant Forest Gardens. In a Forest Garden, different tree species – each playing a specific role – grow alongside a great variety of fruits and vegetables. Human lives improve as a result, because Forest Gardens produce more, and more diverse, food than monocultures. They also increase people's income by a staggering average of 400%. Monocultures are a colonial legacy in Senegal, and Forest Gardens help farmers adapt to climate change. This project is, in other words, a matter of climate justice.