De FarmTree Aanpak wordt gebruikt door Partners for Innovation om private financiering te kunnen vinden voor Agroforestry projecten en om kleinschalige boeren te laten profiteren van de voordelen van de combinatie van bomen en landbouw.
Agroforestry is a traditional farmers’ practice that development programmes promoted in the 1990s-2000s. In the 2010s it appears that public funding alone cannot support the necessary scaling of Agroforestry.
In Africa, we are applying the FarmTree® Approach to support smallholder farmers to grow trees as part of their Agriculture system. Partners for Innovation wants “everybody to grow trees and earn”: smallholder entrepreneurs need the skills and rights to grow, harvest, and sell tree products. The FarmTree® Approach guides Agroforestry business planning for women, men and youth; drawing on rural economy, crop simulation, and multi-stakeholder know-how.