Forestry Training & Finance for 600 Farms in Kenya

by Drylands Natural Resources Centre
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Summary

For the last 7 years, DNRC has been working with smallholders in Kenya's drylands to break the vicious cycle of high rate of deforestation, more frequent drought, food insecurity and environmental degradation. DNRC is working with 450 farmers in tree planting. Over 500k trees have been planted and farmers are realizing some financial benefits like sale of moringa powder and firewood .We aim to increase this current farmers to 600 and to plant extra 300k trees.
$60,000
total goal
$23,666
remaining
153
donors
4
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Since ASALs in habitants are facing high rate of deforestation, frequent drought, high poverty, decreasing crop yield and environmental degradation. People continue to cut down the trees to burn charcoal so as to supplement for the lost crop production without planting more trees. This cycle continues to entangle them in poverty, environmental degradation and malnutrition. DNRC continues to work with the people in drylands to reverse this cycle into virtuous one by planting trees.

Solution

This concept is to plant through 450 farmers local and appropriate dryland tree species in phases (yearly) and when they mature; are harvested in a rotational manner for timber and non-timber products and replanting/coppicing again in the harvested phase. This way the inhabitants are sustainably addressing environmental protection, income generation, food security and community regeneration

Long-Term Impact

This concept is to plant local and appropriate dryland tree species in phases (yearly) and when they mature; are harvested in a rotational manner for timber and non-timber products and replanting/coppicing again in the harvested phase. This way the inhabitants are sustainably addressing the vicious cycle into virtuous cycle of environmental protection, income generation, food security and community regeneration.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Organization Information

Drylands Natural Resources Centre

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.dnrckenya.org
Project Leader:
Nicholas Syano
Nairobi, Kenya
$36,334 raised of $60,000 goal
 
407 donations
$23,666 to go
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