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KFS PARTICIPATES IN KEFRI OPEN DAY
By Evelyne Macharia
Kenya Forest Service and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) opened its doors to the public, attracting different organizations and individuals to showcase their work relating to efficient technologies in ...........
KENYA FOREST SERVICE RECRUITS MORE FOREST RANGERS TO THE SERVICE
Kenya Forest Service recruited 291 rangers, the highest number of recruits the Service has recruited at ago at a Pass 0ut parade ceremony that was conducted on Friday 20th May 2016 at the Kenya Forestry College parade ground Londiani......
THE 2016 LONG RAINS NATIONAL TREE PLANTING LAUNCH
The 2016 Long rains National tree planting launch was held on 4th May 2016 at Nyambogichi Primary School, Laikipia County. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities Prof. Judi Wakhungu was the Chief Guest at the event...........
THIKA SPORTS CLUB HOSTS KENYA FOREST SERVICE GOLF DAY
Thika Sports Club hosted the 2nd 2016 Kenya Forest Service Golf sponsored tournament on Saturday 7th May 2016.The Rain that has been pounding the country spared the day and gave way to clear skies much to the delight of the 205 golfers who turned up for the tournament. Simon Mburu emerged........
TREE PLANTING AT KARURA FOREST STATION
By Evelyne Macharia
A total of 20,000 indigenous seedlings were planted using the Japanese Miyawaki method on twenty hectares at the Karura Forest Station on 6th May 2016.The trees were planted by Students from New Dawn secondary school, Liberty Vision primary school, Matumaini nursery school and members of the community.........
KRA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KFS TO PLANT 1MILLION TREES IN THE COUNTRY
By Pamela Gatwiri
Kenya Forest Service in partnership with Kenya Revenue Authority has embarked on a major tree planting exercise in the country in a bid to plant 1 million trees. On 31st March they planted 500 seedlings in Mangoto Primary School, Murang’a County, in an event that was geared to promote tree planting in schools.......
INVESTING IN WOODLOT FOR CHARCOAL PRODUCTION
By Caroline Kahuria
Charcoal is a key source of energy in Kenya providing 82%of urban and 34% of rural household energy. According to Kenya Forest Service the sector provides employment to over 700,000 people who support over two million dependants........
- Increase net forest cover
- Strengthen financial base
- Enhance conseravtion, sustainable management and utilisation of forests by improving livelihoods in rural areas
- Effectively manage information within interactive intergrated information systems in support of business processes and improved service delivery
- Strenghten institutional capacity to deliver on it’s mandate
The Head of Conservancy for North Rift Forest Conservancy Area Mr. Solomon Mibey presents a certificate to one of the graduating farmers at Naisambu. Looking on is the Project Manager for GZDSP Mr. Jerome Mwanzia and the Forest Zonal Manager for Transzoia Mr. Simon Wahome
The just graduated farmer groups take a group photo together with the guests
The 22nd of June was not just an ordinary day for communities in Transzoia County as they witnessed a rare graduation.
Farmers from Baraton, Naisambu, and Nyasi Farmer Field Schools (FFS) graduated amid dancing and jubilations in a ceremony graced by fellow community members the local leadership and officers from the KFS headquarters. The farmers who have been attending the ‘school without walls’ for at least one and a half years had an impressive report to show for the years they were educated. among the most outstanding were horticulture, beekeeping and agro-forestry in their farms and a plantation of eucalyptus.
In attendance was the Head of Conservancy for North Rift who was also the chief guest Mr. Solomon Mibey, the project manager for Green Zones Development Support Project (GZDSP) Mr. Jerome Mwanzia whose project sponsored the groups and the Transzoia Forest Zonal Manager Mr. Simon K Wahome among other guests.
Mr. Mibey who was visibly impressed by the farmers’ performance urged them to practice what they had learnt on their farms and encouraged them to each establish a tree nursery to as to enhance tree planting in their areas as well as earn some income.
While addressing the same gathering, Mr. Mwanzia also congratulated the farmers and urged them to establish wood lots on their farms saying that this will ensure steady supply of domestic wood demands. He promised the farmers an exchange visit which would enable them learn what other farmers who had undergone similar training were doing.
The farmers thanked KFS for facilitating them and assisting the community in improving their livelihoods and eradicating poverty.
Article and pictures by Caroline Kahuria