What we do

Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen)  is a Swedish development cooperation organisation, fighting poverty and improving the environment through tree planting. We do this together with small-holder farming families and farmers’ organisations in the Lake Victoria basin in East Africa. Since its inception in 1983, the organisation has helped planting over 100 million trees and improved the livelihoods for 1,8 million people, through training and advice.

One of the biggest threats to development in Africa is climate change.

One of the biggest threats to development in Africa is climate change. The unreliable rainfalls make it difficult for farmers to plan their crops. Drought and soil erosion ruin the land and crops fail. Those already vulnerable are hit the hardest. Sustainable agriculture contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change.

Agroforestry

Growing trees and several kinds of crops together, so-called agroforestry, increases families’ farm yields and, with it, their access to food and also income. The trees prevent soil erosion and bind carbon dioxide. Using a variety of techniques, farmers can convert to sustainable agriculture.

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