Thursday, December 3, 2020

draftForest resources in our country are valuable natural endowment that must be sustainably managed for present and future generations. They offer a range of benefits and opportunities
for local and national economic development, improved livelihoods and provision of environmental goods and services such as watershed protection, ecosystem services and carbon sequestration. Kenya’s forest sector has experienced poor performance in the past, and improving forest governance has been an implicit objective in forest sector reforms over the past ten years. The Forests Act (2005) introduced participatory forest management, through the engagement of local communities, and the promotion of private sector investment in gazetted forest reserves, accompanied by concomitant institutional and organizational change, notably the establishment of the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), and the formation of Community Forest Associations.
The Forest Management Act was enacted in 2016 to implement forest-related provisions of…….read more

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