Britain has donated Sh74 million to help farmers in Makueni restore degraded land.
The funds are expected to help farmers conserve water and soil to enhance their ability to adapt to changing climate.
In a statement Makueni, Governor Kivutha Kibwana said the support would also help women have a stronger voice in where and how land is restored by providing training on how to involve women in the land restoration plan.
British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott noted that restoration of forests is essential to help countries adapt to changing weather patterns and empower women.
“The UK is proud to work with Kenya as the country makes strides towards the target of 10 per cent tree cover,” she said.
Funding to the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry comes after the UK announced, during the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to help Kenya tackle climate change.
Worst affected Meanwhile, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Keriako Tobiko, yesterday welcomed the formation by members of Africa civil societies of a project meant to help countries worst hit by climate change.
Tobiko said the five-year MARRIOTT UK is proud to work with Kenya as country makes strides towards target of 10 per cent tree cover.
consortium project, which aims to empower and support people who are most vulnerable to climate change, will be supported by the Netherlands. “Drought is ravaging our people and livestock, while wildlife is being devastated by climate induced disaster.
The tragedy is confirmed by science— climate change is an emergency, and Africa is least responsible,” he said. The African Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) project — a consortium of five Civil Society Organisations — aims to organise and mobilise women, youth and indigenous communities to advance solutions to the climate crisis, in order to enjoy the right to a healthy environment and self-determination