The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (Kenya)
The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) empowers Small Groups of subsistence farmers in India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Honduras to combat the devastating effects of deforestation, poverty and drought. Combining sustainable development with carbon sequestration, TIST already supports the reforestation and biodiversity efforts of over 63,000 subsistence farmers. Carbon credit sales generate participant income and provide project funding to address agricultural, HIV/AIDS, nutritional and fuel challenges. As TIST expands to more groups and more areas, it ensures more trees, more biodiversity, more climate change benefit and more income for more people.
The TIST project was validated and verified by the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards Second Edition in March 2013 (Biodiversity Gold Level).