Our Work in Kenya

Population

40,512,682

Size

224,081 square miles

Latest Achievements

4.5 million seeds distributed
3 million seedlings planted by 200 local organizations and schools

Latest News

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About

Kenya has experienced extensive deforestation as wood has been cut to provide fuel and building and furniture supplies. Just 3 % of the original forest remains. Violence has fallen since 2008, but cooperation among Kenyans remain a challenge despite the large number who want to work with Trees for the Future. In addition, population growth is causing pressure on arable land in Central and Western Kenya.

What We've Done

We have large projects throughout Central and Western Kenya, including several demonstration farms to educate local communities on sustainable agriculture and agroforestry. Reforestation projects are underway in and near protected forests, such as Mount Kenya, and Kakamega Forest Reserve. We work with several women’s groups and some local trade schools. The program expanded in 2008, when we distributed 300,000 seeds. In 2009, we hired a country coordinator to help meet demand for our services. We provide seeds and workshops on agroforestry. Our aim is to lower the cost of fodder leaves, timber, building materials and green manure to improve agricultural production. In 2011, Trees for the Future distributed 4.5 million seeds and planted 3 million seedlings across 200 local organizations and schools.

List of Partnering Organizations

Wide Rescue Initiative Organization
Project Africa
One World Development Foundation
WECARN-Kenya
Kiangondu Environmental Network
Mugamba Muthira Group
Kavai Kamutua Mathaga Group
Save Mt. Kenya Forest From Extinction Group
Ruguru Women's Group
Kanjigi Kwirutrira Women's Group
Tujenge Mufu Group
Thuci Group
Ngirigiri Group
Baraka Technical Institute
Kamunyu Group
Ukweli Training & Development Center
Kakoko Group

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