Trees That Feed Foundation


In Ghana, every breadfruit is eaten! We need more breadfruit trees!

That’s what we hear from partners in this country today. But when we shipped our first breadfruit trees into Ghana in 2012 and 2019, we were met with fears about the success of the trees in Ghanaian soil and questions about the value they would have for humanity.

Fast forward and these farmers can’t get enough! Outstanding partners help us make strides toward balancing supply and demand.

Harvest time for breadfruit in Ghana

Dr. Kwesi Aloysius Agwani of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture took on a breadfruit project as a student when John Hammond shared his passion for this wonder tree. Dr. Agwani continues to be at the forefront of our work in Ghana. Read more about Dr. Agwani and the Hammond family.

Another integral partner in Ghana is Eva Lydeking, who has helped us distribute and monitor many trees. She generously offers her advice to fellow growers.

Preparing to plant breadfruit in Ghana

Then there is Kees Veldhuijzen, who runs a tissue culture lab called Iribov.

Eli Newton plants and cares for fruit trees at Pope Francis School.

Mary Johnson of Regenerative Farms has distributed breadfruit trees in Ghana too! Read more about her efforts.

Chef John Jurai Oduro is one of the Ghanaian chefs promoting breadfruit and creating interesting new recipes. One example is melon breadfruit juice drink.

We’ve found a Jamaican restaurant in Ghana that serves up breadfruit, as well. It’s called Better Crust.

Our newest collaboration is with Father Christopher Beyuo, whose congregation in South Carolina is funding a tree planting project.

We’ve donated many other trees to individuals. We’re grateful to everyone who keeps our fruit trees growing and thriving.