• Tree Planting Activities
  • Agroforestry Trainings
  • Energy Efficient Cookstoves

tree plantingMount Kenya Environmental Conservation is involved in tree planting activities with community members on their farms, forest lands, schools and water catchment areas. The trees planted provide farmers with fuel wood, fodder leaves, shade, improve soil fertility, stops soil erosion, counter strong winds and provide post and building materials. Besides providing the community members with many products the trees also sequence carbon from the atmosphere.

agroforestry Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits. Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation trains the farmers to be able to use their lands in a more sustainable way. Trees on farms have many advantages: from providing timber, fruit, or nuts as well as shelter for livestock and crops to contributing to food security by restoring the soil fertility for food crops.

cookstoveteaserOpen fire cooking methods are used commonly in Kenyas rural areas. This leads often to illegal deforstation and the smoke causes various health problems. On a global level it contributes to the emission of black carbon into the atmosphere. Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation supports community members with energy efficient cookstoves which are fuelwood efficient and smokeless. This helps in reducing emission of black carbon and respiratory related diseases.

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