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Trees That Feed

Welcome to Trees That Feed Foundation

Mission

Our mission is planting trees to feed people, create jobs and benefit the environment. Many tropical countries experience hunger, yet many species of trees produce edible fruit. We supply individuals and groups with quantities of the best varieties of these trees, while being sensitive to the environment. We supply trees for planting in small farms, field margins, agroforests and urban backyards. We will also work with commercial orchards on large scale planting.  Most of our work thus far has been planting breadfruit trees in Haiti and Jamaica.

A Breadfruit Tree

Vision

Our Foundation’s vision is seeing local communities in developing countries with sustainable food supplies, accessible markets for excess food production, jobs for people, and an improved, reforested environment. Agroforestry is efficient and provides permanent, sustainable benefits. We hope to see improved nutrition and long-term independence from imported foods and agro chemicals.

Approach

Our approach is to help supply food to communities using fruit bearing trees. We assist subsistence farmers in transforming their fields into agro-forests, where required. We encourage planting shade-tolerant trees under canopies of larger fruit bearing trees. We avoid trees that are invasive or genetically engineered, and focus on those that require minimal use of fertilizers, insecticides and other chemicals. In addition to providing trees, we provide training in tree care and fruit reaping and equipment to help make post-harvest products.  We leverage our efforts by collaborating with local partners, including government bodies, NGOs, co-operatives, service clubs, churches, schools and community associations.

Goals

We want to plant a million trees in 10 years! Along the way, we will provide equipment, training, education and support in producing finished products for local and export markets. We want to see Trees That Feed Foundation continue to succeed and grow for many years to come.

Accomplishments

Trees That Feed Foundation has provided over 45,000 trees to Haiti and Jamaica, with thousands more on the way. We’ve supplied equipment, including grinders and shredders, to local groups and partnered with dozens of other organizations to extend our reach. We are very excited to expand our program, as we grow and gain resources.

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