As part of our mandate to conservation of our environment, aims at protected areas to surrounding lands looking at ecological, economic, institutional and cultural aspects. Western Kenya is one of the marvels of the world. In conjunction with other stakeholders, we will organize for ways to support the local communities to apply their indigenous wisdom of natural resource management systems to conserving the unique endemic plant resources.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D
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Biogas, Charcoal, Kerosene, Solar
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Giant bamboo: We have targeted to conserve identified rivers within the western region by planting giant bamboo species along the river banks to check on siltatation processes. A few selected farmers will undertake the bulking processes. Giant bamboo species have significant environmental and commercial versatility, capacity to treat sewage and water bodies, atmospheric purification, and hence fighting global warming. Its fertile top leaves fall to form humus effective in agriculture and controlling soil erosion. Giant bamboo species have high nutritional value of vitamin A eaten raw or cooked. Wood stems are used as timber and wood fuel. It is anticipated that through the sale of bamboo products, the communities will increase their income. The Giant Bamboo Programme aims to:
Demonstrate and document the benefits of bamboo and rattan for environmental conservation and how they can contribute to implementing agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Convention to Combat Climate Change and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. We aim to have at least three in which best practices for soil, water and biodiversity conservation, rehabilitation of degraded lands and carbon sequestration will be demonstrated and documented.
We will: Identify threatened bamboo and rattan species, develop conservation methods and conservation demonstration sites; promote the integration of conservation principles and practices into field.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
Bungoma, Western 50200
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Joseph Cheng'oli
Phone: (25475) 375-8536Request an Edit to This Profile