Resource Details

WeForest, Mount Kenya Reforestation

Project: Available at NO COST Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

WeForest, volunteers@weforest.org

Affiliations

  • WeForest, Belgium

Link(s)

Species Info

  • Albizia gummifera
  • Cordia africana
  • Calliandra calothyrsus
  • Fagaropsis angolensis
  • Leucaena leucocephala
  • Prune africana
  • Polyscias kikuyensis
  • Olea usambarensis
  • Rauvolfia caffra
  • Spathodea companulata
  • Senna siamea
  • Sesbania sesban
  • Sysygium cordatum
  • Vitex keniensis
  • Warburgia ugandensis

Description

  • This paper is on a reforestation project on Mount Kenya in Kenya. Mount Kenya forest constitutes some of the most significant reserves of remaining forestland in the country.
  • This project is dedicated to planting trees on degraded forestlands, on farms, water catchment areas, in schools and public lands- in order to promote sustainable farming practices and to reduce pressure on forests. 80% of trees planted are in forests and water lines and 20% on farms.
  • This project is in direct partnership with local communities. Locals are being trained on new farming techniques such as agroforestry systems that reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility and crop yields, promotes food security and environmental restoration.

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • Ecosystems

  • Montane Forest
  • Country

  • Kenya
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