22 May 2022
2022-05-22 09:17

Farmers in Kenya are learning to work with nature to improve their livelihoods and adapt to climate change. A massive planting programme is part of a project funded by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Governments of Kenya and Spain and has transformed 2,982 hectares of degraded land into a lush green forest.

The creation of a new forest has given farmers a new role and source of income. The forest is still growing and there are still another 3500 hectares to plant. Offering more farmers, the opportunity to make a decent living and live in harmony with nature at the same time.

From nature-based solutions to climate change, nutrition and health issues, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better from shocks like the COVID pandemic. In Kenya they have been putting that slogan into practice. Learning to live and farm alongside local nature and wildlife.

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