Ikinu Forest Garden project

The project led by Trees for the Future aims to permanently lift 325 small-scale dairy farmers out of poverty in Ikinu, Kenya, through more sustainable farming practices. This entails providing the families with the skills, knowledge and resources to design, plant and manage a Forest Garden that combines diverse varieties of locally-appropriate crops and trees. These should provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock fodder, fuel and forest products that can be consumed or sold at nearby markets. The overall goal is to increase the production of nutritious food and annual household incomes, while enhancing the environmental sustainability of community farming practices. Beneficiaries will be encouraged to pass on their knowledge and skills to others in their communities through the “Plant it forward” principle.


The NGO:
Trees for the Future is an American public charity founded in 1989 to combat poverty and unsustainable land use practices in the developing world. Its mission is to provide farmers with the opportunity for prosperous and resilient livelihoods by enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food and build a sustainable future.



July 2015 – June 2019


With whom
Trees for the future