Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI) Program

Catalysing the expansion of area under trees outside forests to enhance livelihoods and ecosystem services.

Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI) is a five-year joint initiative by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India. With the united force of eight consortium partners led by CIFOR-ICRAF, the initiative is committed to expanding the area under trees outside forests for the benefit of livelihoods and the ecosystem.

TOFI seeks to scale up and accelerate the expansion of the area under trees outside forests in the seven participating states — Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh — while enhancing livelihoods and ecosystem services.

Expected output

Through action on the ground, multi-stakeholder partnerships, capacity building and policy engagement, TOFI will

Expand by
2.8
million
hectares
the area of trees outside forests
Sequester
420
million
tons
of carbon-dioxide equivalent
Benefit
13.1
million
people
with improved livelihoods and environmental services

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Led by:

Consortium Partners:

Last updated:
13 September 2022

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This website is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of CIFOR-ICRAF and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.