TPAF supports the following programs in Yunnan Province in the Southwest of China:

UN Millennium Development Goals 

TPAF’s main program initiative in China is intended to attain UN Millennium Development Goals in 83 villages of Shangri'la County. The program is designed to achieve quantitative and qualitative targets for basic income and food security for 1,500 families, improved health conditions, and strengthened management and preservation of remaining forest and other natural resources.

Program activities include provision of irrigation channels, cash crops,  livestock, household vegetable greenhouses, rural credit, solar water heaters and fuel efficient stoves, agricultural extension training, village health training, and vocational skills training facilitating off-farm employment.

A longer term objective of the program is to help all poor families increase their per capita income above $1 per day after 5 years.