Project final report

Developing integrated options and accelerating scaling up of agroforestry for improved food security and resilient livelihoods in Eastern Africa - Trees for Food Security - 2 - Final report

Date released
02 December 2021
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Catherine Wangari Muthuri (Ed)
Co-authors: Caroline Njoki, Ruth Kinuthia, Athanase Mukuralinda, Wondwossen Gebretsadik, Charles Galabuzi, Jean Damascene, Anne Kuria, Judith Oduol, Phillip Smethurst, Shiferaw Tadesse, Maimbo Malesu, James Kung’u. Kiros Hadgu, Canisius Mugunga; Abrham Girmay, Solomon Kiros, Patricia Masikati, Sammy Carsan, Joel Buyinza, Clement Okia, Emiru Birhane, Prossy Isubikalu; Hadia Seid, Alex Mugayi, Immaculate Sekkito, S. Micheal, Joseph Gafaranga, Awol Toib, Assefa Tofu, Fergus Sinclair


This project aimed to improve food security and smallholder livelihoods through the adoption of locally adapted agroforestry systems in key landscapes in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda.

While farmers want greater diversity of trees on their farms, adoption constraints include lack of access to appropriate knowledge, financing options and markets, limited water resources, free-range grazing and weak local institutions. This phase of the Trees for Food Security project (T4FS) built on the activities from phase one and focused on tree diversity and integrating tree management with value-chain development, better water management, and new approaches to govern livestock management.

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