Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families
Agroforestry & fruit trees for Amazonian families

Project Report | Nov 1, 2019
We're off to Peru!

By Lizzy Rainey | Programs Manager

One month from now, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation will be in Peru working with our partner NGO CONAPC and local families to plant 6,000 fruit trees along the Amazon River. The purpose of this project is to provide a source of improved nutrition, environmental benefits, and income for families and schools in Amazonian Peru and encourage the conservation of the Amazon forest. 

Peru is home to a wide array of delicious fruit trees, with tropical varieties that many people have never tried or even heard of! Our partner nursery has been hard at work custom growing thousands of trees to get them to a viable size for the project. The selected fruit trees will consist of a variety of cultivars that provide a range of benefits for the environment and human nutrition and are also marketable. Varieties were selected through direct input from participating communities and families. Only tree species that are known to thrive in the region shall be planted. We will plant and distribute about 20 tree types, including: aguaje, cacao, camu camu, coconut, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, copoazu, acai, taperiba, uvilla, and uvos.

Follow along with FTPF staff and volunteers on Instagram and Facebook starting December 1st, 2019, as we plant and distribute these 6,000 fruit trees to local families and farmers along the Amazon River in Peru!

To a fruitful future,

The FTPF Team

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Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
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Twitter: @FTPFdotorg
Project Leader:
Cem Akin
Executive Director
Pittsburgh , PA United States

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