FAO and the Mau Forest
Kenya's Mau Forest stretches over the hills between the Rift Valley and Lake Victoria. Rain falls every day here for at least six months of the year, and water trapped by the Mau feeds 12 important rivers and five major lakes. But over the past 15 years a quarter of the forest canopy has been lost because of deforestation from illegal and ill-planned settlements, land appropriation and unlicensed logging. So farmer field schools have been set up by FAO and the Kenya Forest Service to educate people who once lived in the forest, and now live just outside it, to
Reference: F0031
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Topic(s): Forestry