Highlights of an environmental trip to Kenya

Ebbe Schioler, a development expert from Denmark, visited the World Agroforestry Centre’s project, Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry, in western Kenya to learn how smallholder farmers are adapting to climate change. He filed the following story in the Danish online magazine, GlobalNyt.                                                                                                 

Ebbe Schioler interviews coffee farmer Bernard Kiprop Keter. He heads the local coffee producer group and trains other farmers in business skills and book keeping under the Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry project. Bernard is also a high school teacher. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Lisa Fuchs

Ebbe Schioler interviews coffee farmer Bernard Kiprop Keter. He heads the local coffee producer group and trains other farmers in business skills and book keeping under the Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry project. Bernard is also a high school teacher. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Lisa Fuchs

Miljørundtur i Kenya III: En rigtig træmand

I den sidste del af vores serie om klimaklogt landbrug i Kenya, ser Ebbe Schiøler nærmere på skovbrug, oplæring og udbredelse af viden om, hvordan bedrifterne klarer sig bedst gennem det mere og mere utilregnelige klima.

Som så ofte på et kenyansk husmandssted skal man næsten vide, at man er på vej ind på en landbrugsbedrift, for der ser unægtelig lidt anarkistisk ud ved første øjekast.

Lige her hos John Rono i landsbyen Tviyobei i Kerichodistriktet – eller rettere county, som distrikterne er omdøbt til for nylig – er det lidt ekstra svært at se det. Stedet ligger på en ret krævende skråning, og græslandet op mod husmandsbruget har spredt buskads, der glider over i regulær skov ved skellet.

Det er nemlig spredt skov med landbrug, agerskovbrug, vi er kommet til. Masser af træer på de få acres, faktisk så meget som 500 stk., blandet skyggetræer, frugttræer og ”gødningstræer”. Og så en guds velsignelse af kaffebuske, fornuftigt dybtgrønne og de fleste af dem her midt på formiddagen i god skygge, som det skal være. Read more

Ebbe interviews Richard Mitei, a poultry lead-farmer the Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry project in western Kenya. His wife, a horticulture lead-farmer under the same project. Together, they have improved their family’s living standards. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Lisa Fuchs

Ebbe interviews Richard Mitei, a poultry lead-farmer the Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry project in western Kenya. His wife, a horticulture lead-farmer under the same project. Together, they have improved their family’s living standards. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Lisa Fuchs

The English version of the story is available here (PDF)

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Susan Onyango

Susan Onyango

Susan Onyango is the communications specialist for climate change for the World Agroforestry Centre and is based at the headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. With over 12 year’s experience in communication, she promotes the World Agroforestry Centre’s work on climate change, writes blogs and provides communication advice and support to scientists. Susan holds a MA communication studies and a BA in English. Twitter: @susanonyango

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