Kenya

Agroforestry: Farmers produce more with less

Agustine Mbugua is reaping the benefits of conservation agriculture in his single acre piece of land in the Ngata Division of Nakuru County, 170km west of Nairobi. “Not only have I stopped using fertiliser on my farm because the manure from the crop cover provides enough nutrients to the crops, but the labour costs have gone down.

Communities, property rights and forest decentralisation in Kenya: Early lessons from participatory forestry management

The introduction of participatory forestry management (PFM) in Kenya has led to the formation of community forest associations (CFAs). Data collected from 12 forests over a decade indicate that most associations are confederating to manage shared forests through the Forests Act of 2005.

Forest cover falls 9% in East Africa in 9 years

Forest cover in East Africa has dropped by 9.3 percent from 2001-2009, according to a new paper published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE. The main reasons being that local people clear forests for agriculture, grazing land, and for charcoal to burn.

‘Policies need to explore forest value beyond the wood’ -IUFRO-FORNESSA congress media briefing

As part of publicity activities to mark the first regional congress of International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA), a media briefing organized in collaboration with the Kenya's Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Kenya Forest Service, African Forest Forum and ICRAF was held on

Collaboration towards development of Kenya’s climate strategy

By Scott McFatridge

ASB Partnership, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) together with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) are working  in collaboration with the Kenya Government in developing a section on climate change mitigation for the country’s national climate change response strategy. 

Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa Regenerate Land to Beat Famine

By Elizabeth Kahurani  The afternoon parallel session on Land regeneration for climate change adaptation offered a glimmer of hope with a showcase of natural resource management (NRM) techniques and innovations that farmers across sub-Saharan Africa are using to regenerate degraded land and enhance food security.

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