Multipurpose trees for climate change mitigation in lower Nyando
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CCAFS. 2013. Multipurpose trees for climate change mitigation in lower Nyando.
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The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) East Africa is working with partners to empower communities in lower Nyando manage climate risk. Agro-forestry is one of the mitigation interventions employed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Nyando basin. So far, 22 tree nurseries, some owned by self-help groups (more than half of all the nurseries are female-owned) have been established. More than 50,000 high-quality tree seedlings have been produced, each worth KSh10-20. About 23,500 multipurpose trees have been planted in homesteads with a 75 per cent survival rate and the local community is establishing a two acre demonstration woodlot. Photos: K. Traumann.