Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management


The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) through Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS), and in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is implementing a project entitled; “Capacity Development Project for Sustainable Forest Management in Kenya (CADEP-SFM)”. The overall goal of the project is to ensure sustainable forest management is promoted in Kenya towards the national forest cover target of 10%. The project is supported by JICA and will run for a period of 5 years from June 2016 to June 2021.

CADEP-SFM is implemented through five components, namely;

  1. Policy Support
  2. Pilot implementation at County level
  3. REDD+ readiness
  4. Tree breeding for drought tolerance
  5. Regional Cooperation

Most Recent Good Practises

Growing Improved Mango On-Farm in Kitui County, Kenya.

Kitui County is located in Eastern Kenya, in an arid and semi-arid region. The County faces challenges of low crop production mainly due to: low and unreliable rainfall which is about 500 mm per annum; high temperatures of between 18°C......

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Use of Improved Cooking Stoves to Combat Desertification in Djibouti

Djibouti is characterized by arid climatic conditions and is covered by various forms of deserts that include; stony deserts, rocky and stony deserts, sandy and gravel deserts as well as clay deserts. The country experiences a very short rainfall......

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Growing Melia Volkensii for Improved Livelihood and Environmental Conservation in Makueni County, Kenya

Makueni County is located in Eastern Kenya and lies between latitude 10 35’ and 30 00’ South and longitude 370 10’ and 380 30’ East. The County is generally dry, exhibiting semi-arid to arid conditions. The average annual rainfall ranges......

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Construction of Dykes for Building Resilience of Agro-Pastoralist Communities in Flood Plains of South Sudan

South Sudan has flood plains known as Eastern and Western flood plain zones. The Western flood plain zone is highly populated. Both zones experience seasonal flooding besides drought. The flooding is caused by either direct rains or overflow of rivers......

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Participatory Forest Management in Oromia Regional National State in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa within the Horn of Africa. The country covers a land area of 1,127,127 km² and has a population 102,836,362 persons. Ethiopia receives rainfall ranging from 250 mm -1600 mm per annum. The temperature varies......

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Briquette Making at Small-Scale Level in Kajiado County, Kenya

Wood energy in form of fire wood and charcoal is the primary source of energy for cooking and heating in Kenya. It is estimated that 90% of Kenyan rural households use firewood while 83% of urban households depend on charcoal......

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