A family selling fruit at a market in Malawi

Fruit market in Malawi

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Within our tree planting project we assist families to plant improved fruit trees including citrus, mango, guava, papaya and avocado.

While some fruit trees grow naturally in Africa, trees are often poorly managed, and some fruit trees suffer from viruses which mean they do not produce fruit.

We have established improved fruit trees which produce a greater crop yield, have a stronger resistance to viruses and are of a much better quality.

Not only is this an important way of improving nutrition but because they have a greater crop yield, families can sell the surplus to generate an income.

Here is one family at the market with their tangerines, guavas and oranges.

Read more here.

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