Almost 50 million people live in Kenya and a majority of the population work as small-holder farmers. The most common crops farmed are tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables. One of the biggest threats to development in Kenya is climate change. Unreliable rainfalls make it difficult for farmers to plan their crops. Droughts, flooding and soil erosion ruin the land and cause crops to fail.
Vi Agroforestry has three ongoing projects and one overall programme in Kenya. Our work in the country focuses on improving the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers through agroforestry and through strengthening the capacity of farmer organisations. We are currently working with many dairy farmers on how agroforestry can improve their milk production. We are also engaging farmers in climate compensation by growing trees to bind carbon dioxide. Ultimately, we empower farmer families to reduce poverty, hunger, deforestation and climate change, and contribute to increased biodiversity and a better climate. Learn more about our Kenya projects below.