Proud ambassadors for Vi-skogen
Tree planting and environmental work
Vi Agroforestry is working with local farmers’ organization on the ground to ensure sustainable development. Agroforestry is the basis of Vi Agroforestry’s work. By adding components such as organizational development, market oriented production, financial services and measures to combat the greenhouse effect, the results have been strengthened over the years.
Jointly cultivation trees and crops improves the environment, and the farmers increase their output.
Supporting farmers in adapting to climate change is one of Vi Agroforestry’s most important tasks. Growing trees and several kinds of crops together reduces vulnerability to drought and strong winds, for example. Trees prevent erosion and absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
In 2012, 7,078,783 trees were planted
Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organization that works with support to farmers in the Lake Victoria Basin in Eastern Africa.
Vi Agroforestry reaches over one million people through training and advice.
A sustainable environment that makes it possible for people living in poverty to improve their lives.
Through agroforestry and support to farmers’ organisations contribute to poverty reduction, the right to food, increased incomes, increased biodiversity and climate adaption.
Vi Agroforestry works in four countries in Africa: in Kenya in the Kitale and Kisumu regions, in Uganda around Masaka and Kampala, in Tanzania in the Mara and Kagera regions and in Rwanda around Kigali.