Tree Planting and Forest Conservation

Tree Planting

Farmers receive Improved Cookstoves for tree planting and conservation in Nyeri hill forest.

Kiangure Springs Environment Initiative (KSEI) works with Upper Tana catchment communities through a watershed-based approach to conserve and restore degraded watersheds of key water catchments in the Aberdare and Mt.Kenya Forests so as to improve their functions and improve the livelihood of the local communities.

We use an integrated approach that sustainably supports the economy of the forest communities through diversified Income Generating Activities (IGA) including Beekeeping tree nurseries, fish farming, Poultry, goat keeping and fruit tree farming in farmlands. Best farmers in Tree planting and farm management receive Improved Cookstoves and Solar lamps as Payment for Ecosystem Services.

Since 2007, KSEI together with its partners has planted 2.5 million trees within the Aberdare and Mt.Kenya ecosystems. In 2017 Kiangure Springs environment Initiative was awarded by Kenya Forest Service in recognition of efforts in tree growing and forest conservation. We were first runners-up in the community group category for high rainfall areas.