- Forests cover 24% of land area; Nandi contains 27% of Mau Forest/Watershed Complex (Kenya’s largest watershed)
- Land use activities include subsistence agriculture & livestock rearing (mainly for dairy)
- 90% (urban & rural) depend on wood fuel as main energy source; high demand for land & wood products due to increasing population
- Cash crop farming (mostly tea & wheat) is a growing form of supplementary income
- Hosts 12 of Kenya's 66 tea factories (Kenya is the world's leading tea exporter)
- Community Forest Associations (CFAs) engage local communities (LC) in forest protection initiatives in partnership with government agencies & NGOs
David, O.; Chan, C.; Stickler, C.; Karunditu, M.; Matika, W.
deforestation, livelihoods, climate change, mitigation, national planning, development policy