World Agroforestry Centre logo[2] copyWorld Agroforestry, (known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, ICRAF), is an international institute headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and founded in 1978. The Centre specializes in the sustainable management, protection and regulation of tropical rainforests and natural reserves. It is one of the 15 agricultural research centers that make up the global network known as CGIAR. The center conducts research in agroforestry with a focus of its research in countries/regions in the developing world in six eco-regions: across sun-Saharan Africa (eastern, southern, western and central) in South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Researchers from the Centre have been evaluating and promoting the use of fertilizer trees and shrubs since the late 1980s through the collaboration of researchers from World Agroforestry Center and forestry institutions in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe and have recorded success stories in all the countries involved with notable increase in agricultural yields along with the added benefits of Evergreen Agriculture. The Evergreen Agriculture research at the Centre is headed by Dr. Dennis Garrity, the UN Drylands Ambassador and Senior Fellow at World Agroforestry Centre.



LEAD Foundation is an NGO registered with the Government of Tanzania. LEAD is an acronym for:

Leadership Development, Environmental Conservation, and Action for Development.

The acronym conveys the ethos of the Goals of the Foundation: to inspire and equip stakeholders to be upfront in applying most appropriate and effective principles and practices of servant leadership, environmental conservation and action for community transformation.

LEAD implements its mission through training, consultancy, research and initiation of projects.



Beyond Subsistence Inc. is a non-profit Christian organisation established to specifically provide forestry and agroforestry support to aid organisations operating in third world countries or among people groups living in poverty.

Incorporated in 2010, Beyond Subsistence has Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Tax Office. Beyond Subsistence was founded by professional forester Jon Lambert in December 2008 and is an affiliate of the Australian forestry organisation Heartwood Plantations.

Beyond Subsistence is currently supporting the World Vision Food Security Project in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.


The Forum for Natural Regeneration (FONAR), formerly MONAR is Ghanaian environmental Non-governmental Organization (NGO) based in Bolgatanga (Northern Ghana). FONAR was born out of the passion of Mr. Norbert Baba Akolbila for natural regeneration of trees. Norbert developed this passion from his work with World Vision Ghana (WVG) in the then Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Norbert was the Talensi ADP Manager when WVG in 2009 introduced a Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) Project in Talensi with support from AusAID through World Vision Australia. Following Norbert’s resignation from WVG in January 2014 after 16 years of service as a Development Facilitator and Programme Manager, he founded this civil society movement with the support of his colleagues to pursue natural regeneration. Norbert died in February 2017 after having dedicated much of his adult life to environmental restoration for improved rural livelihoods. The rebranded FONAR is headed by Sumaila S. Saaka, a long-time friend and colleague in the FMNR fraternity.

FONAR is dedicated to the promotion of FMNR through advocacy, education, community mobilisation and sharing of lessons learned from the field. FONAR’s Vision is to “inspire hope in communities and individuals to care for the environment for food security, resilient livelihoods and communities”. Our Mission is  “to create a forum for action learning to preserve and restore the productivity of degraded landscapes through natural regeneration and restoration for sustainable livelihoods”.

FONAR provides training and consultancy on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration. For more information, please contact Sumaila S. Saaka (Executive Director)

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