Agroforestry Systems

June 6, 2017

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Kenya

Agroforestry systems

About the Implementing organization

Name: NAMANJALALA GREEN NETWORK AGROFORESTRY CBO

Country: Kenya

Year of establishment: 2004

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization

 

Description

Through agroforestry systems/ practices and local business development is essential in any attempt to alleviate poverty in the rural community. Intercropping, alley cropping and boundary planting using grevillea trees to boost soil fertility. In this solution, a lot of scientific knowledge is used where science is put into practice and action to benefit the small-scale holders.

Nature Element

Forests / Mountains / Wetlands / Rivers / Wildlife

Type of Action

Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use / Pollution prevention, clean up / Awareness and education / Advocacy for land & water rights

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security / Water security / Disaster risk reduction / Health / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

      

Environmental Impacts

Increased capacity to deal with uncertainty, decreased social, economic and technical vulnerability and increased resilience, reduction of deforestation, desertification, Co2 and availability of clean water to rural women by 90%, increased food and nutritional security 80% of the house holds and good health, increased house hold income and reduced demand on the present wood fuel reserves by 50% and better living standards, protected and improved water catchments areas, availability of wood fuel to community members by 50%.

Sustainable Development Impacts

Increased income, employment chances to youth and women in the community, improved rural housing and better living standards, around 20 women selected and trained as community crops officers, the youth are taught on how to conserve the environment while implementing the nursery work.

Scalability

We are aware of the fact that when we upscale the (AGROFORESTRY) project we also need to expand to the national level to look for ways to prevent downstream floods. In the near future, we shall have a positive impact. We will have knowledge of how to deal with too much rain or drought. We shall have a stronger community that will cope with climate change and through environmental clubs in our schools to be used to upscale the project. By using agroforestry it is true when reversing environmental degradation and striving towards a sustainable environment and healthy ecosystem services. Improved market-based production has the potential to further increase the incomes of large numbers of smallholder farmers and other people in the rural areas. Thus environmental protection and improved production must go hand in hand.

Replicability

It is the only avenue of fighting climate change since agroforestry allows trees to grow in the agricultural land while enriching the farmland with fertility and stabilizing the climate. It is a proven ideal practice that alleviates poverty on a mass scale in the rural areas where farmers with limited small farms have got the opportunity of earning living while also receiving some income and conserving the environment in an indirect way.

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