Women are an integral part of the agricultural sector in coastal Kenya. They play a key role in food production and food security and are, in many ways, the backbone of rural economies. As such, there’s a huge potential for women to play an important role in ensuring that agricultural practices are climate-smart, sustainable and […]Read more
My name is John Bett. I work with WWF-Kenya as a project manager for Boni Dodori Sustainable Forest Management project. My work mainly entails working closely with communities living adjacent to the forest and other organizations and government agencies operating in the area. Our project aims to ensure the sustainable conservation of the forest landscape covered by Boni and Dodori national reserves and the Lungi and Boni Forest on the north coast of Kenya with the financial support from Size of Wales, WWF UK and Darwin Initiative. These open canopy forests harbour many important species and are equally significant to local livelihoods. At the same time the project support the empowerment of the marginalized Aweer (Boni) community. I coordinate all project activities and currently carrying out an in-depth inventory of the biodiversity of the national and forest reserves with the aim of understanding the reserves better and generating knowledge that can be used by local community, WWF and other agencies to better manage the natural resources within the ecosystem.
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There are a number of challenges to adapting to climate change in coastal Kenya communities. Forests and landscapes contribute directly to the well-being and food security of poorer communities. The condition of local forests can have a direct impact on adjacent communities – where huge populations depend on these forests for their livelihoods. However, this […]Read more
In Kenya, and in particular in coastal Kenya, fuel-wood is the major source of household energy in most rural communities and urban centres. Wood fuel comes in various forms but in Kenya a significant amount of wood is transformed into charcoal. Demand for charcoal is high and keeps rising, but its source – the forest […]Read more