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KENAFF calls for friendly farm forest policies

Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF) has called for the reinforcement of forest farming policies to enable farmers to reap maximum benefits from tree cultivation.

Dr Mwenda M’Mailutha, KENAFF Chief executive said the federation will strive to ensure farmers benefit from the prospects of growing trees and food crops and help Kenya attain the 10 per cent forest cover target that has remained elusive. “Farm forests will bring farmers additional income as this is an area that remains untapped because of weak policies and laws, and lack of education on the prospective benefits,” said Dr Mailutha who was speaking in Kiambu to delegates from the forestry sector during a training on farm forestry.

Kenya Forest Service estimates that there is a supply deficit of about 12 million cubic metres in the production of sustainable wood.

Dr Mailutha rooted for a strategy to include establishment of guidelines on commercial nurseries and trees production for quality seedlings propagation, and instituting trees as a bankable product for financing and insurance

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