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Regenerating a food forest: Reclaiming wastelands in Meru, Kenya

Climate change is real in our world today. Kenya has not been spared the impact of climate change due to the cutting down of trees on our hillsides. Njuruta is a region where soil degradation has led to poor soils. Once a productive area, today hardly anything grows here and rainfall is never enough. Our goal is to regenerate this region and create a food forest in partnership with community members living around Njuruta.

IPI wants to reclaim and regenerate our environment and build ecological sustainability by building the Njuruta demonstration site for water harvesting and ecological farming. This strategic water management system helps utilize the little available water effectively from one, very short rainy season every year for the watering of trees and to grow vegetables. Simultaneously, it will stop topsoil erosion and restore nature.

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