Nandi, Kenya: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Forests cover 24% of land area; Nandi contains 27% of Mau Forest/Watershed Complex (Kenya’s largest watershed)
  • Land use activities include subsistence agriculture & livestock rearing (mainly for dairy)
  • 90% (urban & rural) depend on wood fuel as main energy source; high demand for land & wood products due to increasing population
  • Cash crop farming (mostly tea & wheat) is a growing form of supplementary income
  • Hosts 12 of Kenya's 66 tea factories (Kenya is the world's leading tea exporter)
  • Community Forest Associations (CFAs) engage local communities (LC) in forest protection initiatives in partnership with government agencies & NGOs


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