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What the Planting Fruit Trees in Africa campaign is all about

Fruitful Office has committed to plant 1 tree in Malawi for every fruit basket our clients consume.

  • Location: Malawi, Africa
  • Type of trees: We are focusing mainly on guava and papaya fruit trees, and also some quick growing trees like senna siamea to provide firewood
  • Working with: We are working with our friends at RIPPLE Africa, a charity working in Malawi
  • Who and how many: The trees are grown by individual Malawian householders (10,000 families each raise 35 trees). Farmers, schools and community clubs typically grow 1,000 - 5,000 tree seedlings each
  • How: Seeds and tubes are provided and, in some cases, some equipment. Training is given, and there is constant monitoring during the year to ensure that as many tree seedlings as possible are ready for planting out in the rainy season. The tree seedlings are then planted out in orchards, woodlots and around household perimeters, and advice is given to provide the best ongoing care for the trees
  • Who benefits: Poor Malawian families benefit from the trees to provide both fruit and firewood for the future for their own consumption and also, in some cases, income generation

Every three months we update our clients on the campaign and how many fruit trees they have planted. This information can then be used for CSR purposes or to help keep staff engaged in the service. You can see our most recent updates in the Highlights section of our website, which you can find under the Fruitful Office category at the bottom of the page.