Project Info

   



The Treeflights Kenya planting project is located in Bore near to Malindi in Kenya’s Coastal Province. Cashew trees are distributed to local farmers to plant on their own land. These are drought resistant, fast growing and produce a useful high-protein cash crop after as little as 4 years. The beauty of this scheme is that the farmers have a strong vested interest in ensuring that their trees survive and once the cashews start yielding their crop, the community begins to have an alternative income to that of cutting down their existing forest to make charcoal.


    Kenya along with most of sub-Saharan Africa has a very low per capita carbon footprint yet it is this area more than any other in the world that is bearing the brunt of the climatic changes that our carbon-intensive developed world has created. We in the industrialised countries have made a problem that is impacting disproportionately on countries and communities that are least able to do anything about it. Also, the latest research indicates that we get the greatest ‘cooling effect’ from trees and forests located by The Equator. So for these reasons it makes very good sense for those of us wishing to reduce our carbon footprints, to plant trees and protect forest in The Tropics.

   

   



Treeflights is a non-profit company registered at Companies House
Company Number 6462199

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