Photo: Riccardo Gangale

About us

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. The foundation of Vi Agroforestry’s work is sustainable agriculture and agroforestry – growing trees alongside crops and livestock. It provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources, more income. Sustainable agriculture contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change. Since its inception in 1983, the organisation has helped planting over 100 million trees and improved the livelihoods for 1,8 million people.

Our vision is

A sustainable environment that makes it possible for people living in poverty to improve their lives.

Our mission is

Through agroforestry and support to farmers’ organisations contribute to poverty reduction, the right to food, increased incomes, increased biodiversity and climate adaption.

Where we work

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.

 

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