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The future of Forestry in Kenya

The future of Forestry in Kenya

Kenya needs sustainable sources of wood… in forestry, timber and fuel.

The government intends to use the 2005 Forest Act to encourage a wide range of private sector initiatives that invest in forestry across the country. These commercial ventures will take place under the watchful eye of the Kenya Forest Service and the Kenya Wildlife Service in the form of private Forest Concessions.

The government intends to allocate concessions of indigenous and plantation forest to responsible companies in the private sector. Each commercial concession will be designed to protect water catchment and wildlife habitat and at the same time enhance tourism and the production of wood biomass for a variety of commercial markets.

by Dr. Radut.