Mata no Peito: Protect & Replant Brazilian Forests


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Protecting Our Forests

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Protecting our Forests The diversity of the kakamega Forest has and is known world over for being one of the few remaining Tropical Rain forest in the world. Kakamega Forest has a large variety of snakes, birds and even butterflies. The tulinde self -help group so the opportunity of protecting the forest as its their source of livelyhood in form of tourist attraction and earn the community something small in form of revenue from the Ministry of tourism as part of recognizing communities contributions in tourist sites. Thanks to Julinde self-help Group for protecting the environment thats a livelihood for many in the area. Read more.
Related to project keywords: contributions, forests, protecting, world, communities

Greening Butula District With 10 Million Trees

By a male, over 60 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Greening Butula district with 10 million trees The network of the 20 forest nuseries within Butula District have resolved in aggressive afforestation efforts within the district even a 10 year period 2011-2101 with their annuals capacity of 500000 seedlings they should avail 5 million seedlings. This has arisen from unprecedented deforestation attributable to the high population density and growth resulting to sub division of farms establishment of settlements and conversion of wet lands into farm lands,further more adoption of sugarcane monoculture replacing other food and cash crops including fallow land extensively used for grazing has seriously deciminated local tree cover. Read more.
Related to project keywords: deforestation, lands, seedlings, local, forest

Organic Farming Boosts Productivity

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Cheptulu, Kenya
Map of ORGANIC FARMING BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY Agriculture, the backbone of kenya's economy has been faced with numerous challenges both natural and human induced. Food production in koibarak community, cheptulu had sharply declined partly due to climate change and also due to human activities. There has been a shift in weather patterns contrary to what is expected evidenced by prolonged drought in the better part of year 2010. It is due to this that mr. Hirofumi Nagata led to the introduction of organic farming combined with irrigation as a way to boost the productivity of Kobaitek community land. He incorporated wide spread forums to educate local farmers on benefits of this system of agriculture. He also issued out EM liquid to the farmers which boost decomposition. In the long run, this has increased productivity of our land. There has been a generation of our soil fertility and community members have regained their last hope in agriculture. Read more.
Related to project keywords: climate change, productivity, due, agriculture, benefits

Development Of Sustainable Initiatives

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Mandera, Kenya
Map of development of Sustainable Initiatives The organization works for the attainment & full realization of peoples' right through the development of sustainable initiatives & strengthening of local capacities. It's interventions focus mainly on climate, gender-based violence, women & governance & livelihoods & trade. Read more.
Related to project keywords: livelihoods, initiatives, development, &, local

Land Reclamation

16-21 years old,
Map of LAND RECLAMATION Arable land can be brought into useful reasons by holding enough funds. This helps improve crop yields and bring more dietious benefits for the growing children. The KWS to some parts of the Mt. Elgon gives out forest lands for people to cultivate, weeding for the trees and planting their own cash crops. This gives land to the squarters and also those without land to get agricultural produces like those with big tracks of land. The government has also set up interests of converting arid areas to agricultural sectors since agriculture is the chief source boost of our economy. The governments lays projects to provide water for irrigation. This will in turn bring more food and lead people to rely on their own. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lands, agriculture, forest, projects, agricultural
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Winrock International

Little Rock, AR, United States

Project Leader

Mary Grady

Little Rock, AR United States

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