My Trees and the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A total of USD$300,000 has been paid to growers through tree planting since 2019. This has contributed significantly to household revenue and food security.

Over 1,100 jobs created at community level through our restoration work. 

118,000 fuel-efficient stoves distributed to poor households since 2020.

Fuel-efficient stoves are reducing the amount of smoke inhalation in rural kitchens and households. This is mitigating against lung disease among poor rural households that rely on wood fuel for cooking in Zimbabwe.

Incremental household revenue earned by tree growers is contributing to disposable income thereby widening their nutrition options. The revenue is also helping in affording health-related costs and general financial wellbeing.

There is social cohesion within  communities through participatory engagement in tree planting, climate change and mitigation training, and education initiatives from My Trees.

In 2022-2023, 39% of our employees and contracted growers are women. This is an improvement from the 2021-2022 season, where 15% of our employees and contracted growers were women.

Women represented 58% of those trained in conservation agriculture and climate awareness workshops.

Gender equality and mainstreaming remains a focus and we aim is to increase this proportion to at least 50% by 2025.

Our fuel-efficient stoves have helped reduce the demand for wood fuel in operational areas.

Our elephant-proof fence in Gache Gache has helped protect livelihoods and agricultural production in that area.

89% of My Trees scouts, 90% of counters, and 47.2% of growers are youths. The youths are important members of the community that My Trees engages to build healthy communities for the future .

The community based environmental protection and social cohesion training program improves the terms of participation for vulnerable groups within rural communities.

In 2022-2023 season, 39% of employees and growers are women and 58% of growers were trained in conservation agriculture. 58% were also capacitated in community based environmental protection and social cohesion programme as key facilitators.

My Trees’ mission is to aid rural farmers and landowners reduce the consumption of natural capital for the overall benefit of their communities and the environment.

A total of 118,000 fuel-efficient stoves were distributed and currently in use by poor households since 2020. The stoves are reducing the demand for wood for household cooking significantly.

There is a significant reduction of the impact of poaching in our conservation concessions due to wildlife protection and antipoaching initiatives by My Trees.

Tree planting and conservation agriculture training for rural smallholder farmers is improving land use practices and sustainable crop production methods.

We  planted over 500,000 indigenous trees in Zimbabwe to combat woodland loss and environmental degradation.

We are protecting wildlife and biodiversity in over 120,000 hectares of the Zambezi Valley.

There is ongoing training and education support within communities to help climate change preparedness and mitigation

118,000 fuel-efficient stoves distributed to poor households since 2020.