Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organisation, fighting poverty and improving the environment through agroforestry. 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 and 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, Vi Agroforestry has reached over 2,3 million people through education, advisory and services.
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Our vision is
A sustainable environment that enables women and men living in poverty to improve their lives.
Our mission is
Fighting poverty and climate change – together.
Through agroforestry and strengthening of farmers’ organisations, to empower smallholder farmer families to reduce poverty, hunger, and deforestation, and contribute to increased biodiversity.
Where we work
Vi Agroforestry works in four countries in Eastern 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.