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  • Over the last three years, more than 1.5 million trees were planted in Kenya by AKDN and its partner, Lions Clubs International, much of it in Kenya’s Mau Forest. The project is part of a broader AKDN programme that has planted over 100 million trees in Asia and Africa over the last 25 years. By planting trees, AKDN supports biodiversity, restores degraded forests, revives rural communities and provides carbon sequestration to combat climate change.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • At Mgandini, Kwale District, the AKF Coastal Rural Support Programme works with a farmer to raise goats.
    AKF / Jean-Luc Ray
  • With assistance from CRSP in Chilumani, Kwale District in Kenya, farmers have introduced water harvesting to support production of bananas, oignons, tomatoes, kales, ochra and eggplants, and as a result have developed four farm reservoirs on a cost-sharing basis.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
Rural development

The Coastal Rural Support Programme (CRSP) in Kenya has been working in semi-arid, marginalised rural areas of Coast Province since 1997. Over the last decade, the programme has grown from working with four village organisations comprising less than 300 community members to working with 195 village organisations comprising more than 30,000 members. The introduction of small farm reservoirs, which has provided the target population of 130,000 with critical access to water for both domestic and productive uses, has helped the majority of households to increase agricultural production and income, in spite of the increasing poverty in Coast province.