Strengthening Capacity for Agroforestry Implementation in the Greater Rift Valley

Building up smallholder farmer capacity for agroforestry implementation is key to regreening degraded landscapes and for carbon sequestration. Rabo Foundation facilitates agroforestry trainings and project design to attract finance and increase the restoration impact of 24,000 hectares.

Farmer Anastasia planting trees on her land in the Mount Kenya region in Kenya. (Photo Credit: Mike Muizebelt)

Smallholder farmers are the flag-bearers of the local restoration movement, driving change across African landscapes. Rabo Foundation invests in smallholder farmer organizations in 22 countries to support implementation of agricultural practices and business literacy. 

This project delivers capacity building in agroforestry implementation and agroforestry project design for smallholder farmers. 

Rabo Foundation, in partnership with local partner Cereal Growers Association, empowers local farming leadership by facilitating training for 300 village-based farm advisors. These advisors train farmers in their communities to reach a total of 30,000 farmers in agroforestry best practices and general carbon market readiness. Managing an estimated 24,000 hectares of sustainable land for agroforestry, these farmers could sequester an estimated 1.6 million tons CO2e in a 20-year period.

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