Welcome to Trees That Feed Foundation!
Our mission is planting trees to feed people, create jobs and benefit the environment. Many tropical countries experience hunger, yet many species of suitable 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 are supplying 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.
Our Foundation's vision is seeing local communities in developing countries with sustainable food supplies, accessible markets for their excess food production, jobs for their people, and an improved, reforested environment. Agroforestry is efficient and provides permanent, sustainable benefits. We see improved diets and long term independence from imported foods and agro chemicals.
Our approach is to help supply additional food to needy communities using fruit bearing trees. We assist subsistence farmers in transforming their fields into agro-forests where required. We encourage shade tolerant trees growing under canopies of larger trees, all bearing fruit, for example, cocoa or coffee growing in the shade of the breadfruit tree. We avoid trees that are invasive or genetically engineered. We focus on those that require minimal use of fertilizers, insecticides and other chemicals. We provide training in care of the trees and reaping the fruit. We provide equipment to help make post-harvest products. And we leverage our efforts by collaborating with local partners, including government bodies, NGOs, co-ops, service clubs, churches, schools and community associations.
We want to plant a million trees in 10 years! Along the way, we will provide equipment, training and education, support in producing finished products to local and export markets. And we want to see Trees That Feed Foundation continuing to succeed and grow for many years to come.
TTFF has provided over 30,000 trees to Haiti and Jamaica, with thousands more on the way. We’ve supplied grinders and shredders to local groups, and partnered with dozens of other organizations to extend our reach. We are very excited also to expand our program, as we grow and gain resources.
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