About us

Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development organisation, fighting poverty and climate change - together. We have contributed to planting over 120 million trees and improved the livelihoods for over 2,3 million people.

We work in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania – four countries that are severely affected by deforestation and climate change and that for many years have endured its devastating effects on both humans and the nature. Vi Agroforestry is unique in focusing on both human and environmental sustainability! Through agroforestry – growing trees alongside crops and livestock, and strengthening of farmers’ organisations, we empower smallholder farmer families to improve their livelihoods. Agroforestry, at the core of our work, provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources and more income. Sustainable agriculture contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change.

Since the inception in 1983, Vi Agroforestry has contributed to the planting over 120 million trees and improved the livelihoods for over 2,3 million people through education, advisory and services.

Vi Agroforestry provides outstanding expertise in agroforestry, climate change adaptation and mitigation within the agricultural sector, promoting well-proven practices based on scientific research.

Our vision and mission

Our vision is

A sustainable environment that enables women and men living in poverty to improve their lives.

Our mission is

Fighting poverty and climate change – together. Through agroforestry and strengthening of farmers’ organisations, to empower smallholder farmer families to reduce poverty, hunger, and deforestation, and contribute to increased biodiversity.

Vi Agroforestry has a whistleblower service. It is a channel for alerting deviations from our policies and guidelines.