OUR  GOAL  IS  TO

EVERGREEN THE EARTH

Together we can make the earth greener and reverse climate change. 

The Problem

Climate change, overdrafting of groundwater, deforestation, natural disasters, and tillage practices in agriculture are the major causes of land degradation. They, in turn, affect soil productivity and cause biodiversity loss, putting millions of families at risk of extreme poverty.

The Solution

We can shift land use and agriculture from a climate problem to a climate solution. We can reverse land degradation and make barren areas fertile again. We can boost the productivity and crop yield of smallholders with sustainable food-energy systems that can sustain us into the future, instead of relying on fossil fuels that compromise our future.

The Results

Evergreening agriculture is proven to double or triple maize yields in smallholder agriculture, providing benefits to millions of farmers. The benefits span from human development to economic resilience, but they also provide the environment with the tools to store carbon in sizeable quantity.

What is Evergreening?

EverGreen Agriculture integrates trees with food crops and livestock to create more sustainable and productive agricultural systems for small holder farming families.

 

EverGreening can rapidly restore degraded land, provide additional revenue streams from the sale of fuelwood, sustainably harvested timber, fruits, nuts and other tree-based produce, and over time build a significant asset base for smallholder farming households, as the tree trunks can be sold as a coping mechanism in times of extreme stress or hardship. 

The real work is in the “regreening of mindscapes”. If that battle can be won, turning enemies of trees into friends, the rest is relatively easy. Nature will heal itself, if we give it a chance.

TONY RINAUDO

News

From our blog

GREENING UP ON KENYA’S COAST

By Alan Channer There is a Kenyan saying that ‘he who goes to Mombasa may never return’, for the Indian Ocean port has many charms and opportunities. Today the city’s sprawling slums are witness to a more general challenge: rural-urban migration. Much of this is due to environmental degradation and the effects of climate change…

EVERGREENING THE GIANT OF AFRICA

By Alan Channer Kelechi Eleanya is passionate about trees and the environment.  As President of the ‘Forestry Students Association’ (aka the ‘Tree Club’) at the University of Ibadan in the 1990s, he was in the vanguard of promoting the value of trees in the environment among his peers. ‘Back then,’ Eleanya recalls, ‘forestry was not…

THE ROLE OF FMNR IN CONFLICT REDUCTION

by Tony Rinaudo   Where natural resource management principles are applied, there is “resource expansion” – more fodder, more grain, more fuel wood, more water.  These principles, including Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) directly contribute to a reduction in conflict.  Afterall, if there is enough to go around – why bother fighting? I hear countless…

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