Traditional use of forests and food systems in the Greater Mau Catchment Area, Kenya

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Latest updates

  • [January 2020] The project team is proposing three scenarios to take forward, namely: i) business as usual; ii) intensified agroforestry; and iii) enhanced forest.
  • [September 2019] A planning meeting brought together the leaders of Narok, Bomet and Kericho counties belonging to the Mau Forest Complex and agreed upon the boundaries of the area that would be studied, and validated the state of rivers and forest cover areas.

Scope of work

To assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts along the value chain of the traditional use of forests (non-timber forest products, e.g. medicinal plants) and food systems (potatoes, maize and peas) in the Greater Mau Catchment Area. The results are expected to inform County Integrated Development Plans, the Mid Term Plan towards the 2030 Agenda, and the Plantation Establishment and Livelihood Improvement Scheme (PELIS) as well as feed into the open government partnership.

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