Kenya to restore degraded land
Kenya recently announced it will be rehabilitating 5,1 million hectares of degraded land. The implementation of a land restoration programme would help farmers, who make up 75% of Kenyans, to achieve, and benefit from, improved crop and livestock productivity among other benefits. The World Resources Institute (WRI) together with various partners, including the Kenya government, conducted a geospatial analysis to determine the extent of the country’s degraded lands and which of these were suitable for restoration. The survey found that 38,8 million ha of Kenya – more than 65% of the country’s total land area – was suitable for rehabilitation.