Due to a rising investment pool in climate change mitigation and adaptation, a number of smallholders have started to take hold of the project opportunities presented. As such, new models are constantly being developed in order to provide such projects for a scalable and financially stable, yet still beneficial environment. As such, the following study discusses two examples of such projects being carried out in East Africa, under the management and guidance of ECOTRUST, in Uganda, and Vi Agroforestry, in Kenya.