CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Nandi, Kenya

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  • 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


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