Considered Solutions, Extended Sustainability


The objective of the program is to build the capacity of forest users and forest adjacent communities in the active management and sustainable use of the forests, support conservation and rehabilitation of existing forests and support to development of efficient and alternative technologies to reduce pressure on wood fuel resources and other forest products. This Program will work closely with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to support Community Forest Associations(CFA) in implementing the Forest Act through co-management of forests and forest resources.

Participatory Forest Management Plan 2015- 2019 for Kapyego Forest Station


CSA provided direct technical assistance to Embobut and Kapyego forest communities to package their ideas on forest conservation into participatory forest management plans. This project was carried out in collaboration with Kenya Forest Service, Nature Kenya and the Elgeyo-Marakwet County.

The Forests Act 2005 requires that all forests in Kenya found on public, private and communal land parcels must have forest management plans. Thus the goal of the management plans is aligned with the Kenya Forest Policy “To enhance the contribution of the forest sector in the provision of economic, social and environmental goods and services”.

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Synergies in value-chain promotion of non-timber forest products for Chesoi Forest station

honeyCSA collaborated with the United Disabled Persons of Laikipia (UDPL), to develop solutions for value-chain promotion for honey production for communities around Chesoi Forest station.

The current conventional methods of honey processing in the rural areas using firewood is both wood fuel wasting and contributes to pollution to the extent of compromising the quality of honey being processed. Honey is hygroscopic and will easily incorporate smoke into its volume.

The solution proposed by CSA has led to development of a honey processing innovation that utilizes solar energy. This innovation aims to address the following:

  • Significantly reduce deforestation by replacing use of firewood with solar energy for sustainable honey processing
  • Contribute to conservation of trees and forests to ensure uninterrupted flow of ecological services such as carbon sequestration
  • Greatly improve the quality of honey through a smoke free process of purification
  • Spurr entrepreneurship in honey production especially for marginalized groups of beekeepers including persons living with disability (PWD)

Further, this new found working relationship is directed towards building capacity of bee keepers in the establishment of viable enterprises in honey production that will translate into increased incomes and improved livelihoods.

Our partnership venture has already received invitation for capacity building to the honey and candle-making project run by Kileleoni Mara Widows and Children Rescue Centre in Narok County.

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