10 fruit tree seedlings
Tree crops can play a significant role in raising the incomes of small and marginalized farming families in many developing economies. Fruit tree cultivation is among the most profitable and practical uses of agricultural land, especially in highland areas. A recent study in Tanzania shows that a farmer can earn 14 times more by cultivating mangos than with maize. Strong environmental reasons, such as erosion prevention, also favor permanent crops over short cycle farming.
Your gift will provide ten fruit trees providing pears, apples, peaches and/or avocados would dramatically increase a local farming family’s income while also diversifying their diets adding much needed vitamins and minerals and improving the family’s health. Trees also provide animals a place to nest, feed and hide, while stopping desertification (the transformation of healthy forests and land into barren desserts). Your gift of ten fruit tree seedlings will be planted and cared for by a farming family making a big difference in a beautiful country like Tanzania.