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About Programme

The KENAFF Farm Forestry and Afforestation Programme, 2021 – 2030, has been conceptualized, developed and shall be implemented by KENAFF over ten (10) years. Originally conceived in May 2019;
it is meant to support the government of Kenya’s Regreening Kenya Initiative; and the target to achieve 10% forest cover by December, 2022; contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 13: Climate Action, and is as a strategy through which Kenyan farmers contribute to climate action as envisaged under the Paris Agreement, specifically to; contribute to mitigation (Article 4) and conserve and enhance sinks and reservoirs for greenhouse gas emissions (Article 5).

It is also timely: COP 26 resolved this is the time for action and delivery; not promises. KENAFF believes that the only pathway for Kenya to achieve these goals is for farmers to be engaged in the planting and nurturing of trees. Indeed, the government alone on public land would not accomplish these goals.

Kenya National Farmers’ Federation Farm Forestry and Afforestation Programme (2021-2030)

KENAFF FF & AP 2021 - 2030

Project Goals

The programme’s development objective, enhancing the incomes and livelihoods of Kenyan smallholder farmers through tree value chains is premised on the mutualism between agriculture and forestry. The overall goals include:

(i) Encourage farmers to allocate at least 15 percent of their agricultural landholdings for farm forestry, conservation of agrobiodiversity, re-forestation, and reclamation of degraded landscapes to slow down the impact of climate change globally over the next 10 years (2021 – 2030) and in perpetuity

(ii) Build farmers’ capacity on soil and water conservation and train smallholder farmers (including women, the youth and farmers living with disabilities) on the importance of establishing and developing sustainable tree value chains for economic, environmental, and food and nutrition security among other benefits.


(a) Promote tree value chains among farmers through capacity building on farm forestry and tree value chain development.

(b)Support tree nursery establishment and development by the KENAFF Youth Council as well as the KENAFF Women Council.

(c) Promote fodder bulking as an adaptation mechanism for livestock-based livelihoods in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs)

(d)enhance protection and reclamation of the commons.

(e)Establish and strengthen experiential learning and modeling.

(f) Enhance business case development for trade in tree and tree products.

(a)develop and implement payment of ecosystem services (PES) initiatives for the social, economic, and environmental benefits of carbon sequestration; and the practice of related services; including apiculture, aquaculture, agrotourism, and biogas technologies

Implemented Projects

Implementation Approach

(1) Mix: 50% (indigenous trees), 30% (fruit and fodder) and 20% (fast-maturing)..

(2) Number of trees planted over ten years: 10 billion; 10 million Kenyans planting 100 trees per year, either directly or indirectly (by supporting the planting and nurturing of the trees).

(3) Source of seedlings: a national network of nurseries established, led and managed by KENAFF members (youth, women as well as other vulnerable and marginalized groups).

(4)Envisaged knowledge and research partners: Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), Egerton University, The Nature Conservancy and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), etc.

(5) Envisaged practising partners: all Kenyan farmers, Council of Governors (CoG);Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya Forest Service, Ministry of Education(primary & high schools, as well as mid-level colleges); Universities; correctional facilities, Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA); Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), etc..

(6) KENAFF National Tree Planting Weeks: last week in March/ first week in April for the March, April and May (MAM) rainfall cycle and second/third week in October for the October, November and December (OND) rainfall cycle.

Implementation Arrangements

(1) KENAFF has an elaborate organizational structure (ward to sub-county to county to regional economic blocks to the national level). The extensive and wide reach of this structure shall be leveraged as the pipeline through which to mobilize, organize and build capacities for Kenyan farmers and all other partners and stakeholders to deliver on the grand ambition of this programme.

(2) KENAFF shall approach entities (corporates, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Embassies, international organizations, individuals, etc)to plant and nurture trees on their behalf at the entities’ selected areas.

(3) KENAFF shall plant, nurture and provide monitoring reports on the trees grown on behalf of these entities.

(4) A dedicated website, as well as other communication media, are being developed to track the programme over the next 10 years and beyond.