NATURAL FOREST
MANGROVE FOREST
FARM FORESTRY
FOREST PLANTATION
DRY LAND FOREST
PARTICIPATORY FOREST MANAGEMENT

FOREST FARM AND DRY LAND FORESTRY PROGRAM

Main functions include technical support to the Counties; advisory services for forest management; promoting biomass energy development and utilization. Forestry technology development and transfer; promoting private and farm forestry; promoting dry land forest conservation; and promoting farmer field schools and other participatory forest management.


Core Mandate

  • Promote private farm forestry i. e. Advice farmers on tree growing and management.
  • Promote biomass (wood fuel) energy development and utilization.
  • Promote dry land forestry.
  • Promote participatory forest extension methodologies including farmer field schools (FFS).

New innovations and strategies towards achieving the 10% tree cover;

  1. Promote on farm forest plantations in a business enterprise.
  2. Farm Forestry Field Schools: (Extension methodologies)
  3. The school greening programme.
  4. Urban tree planting amenity programmes.
  5. (Charcoal Producers Associations) Development of charcoal industry (Formation of CPAs and value chain development.
  6. Woodland management planning for livelihood improvement.
  7. Non-wood forest products development (Gums and resins)
  8. Partnerships and stakeholder participation in forestry development.
  9. Bamboo growing and value chain development.
  10. Engagement of County Governments in forestry development.

 

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