Wood Energy Catalogue

Analysis of drivers and underlying causes of forest cover change in the various forest types of Kenya (2013)

Countries of implementation

The study findings indicated that agricultural expansion and harvesting or extraction of wood for charcoal, firewood were the most dominant direct drivers of forest cover loss in Kenya. Extraction of wood for charcoal and firewood are pre-dominant particularly in the arid and semi-arid woodlands. It recommended actions to address this issue in various regions of the country.

Deforestation, forest degradation, drivers, forest cover change, woodfuel, charcoal, geo-spatial analysis, GIS modeling, policy, REDD, mitigation, Kenya
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife