GBM Blog Archive: January 2014
Tree-planting projects frequently meet resistance from local people because land that could be grazed or farmed is converted to forest. Limited-resource farmers often see this as their loss, especially when they are relocated by government policy, and GBM tree projects have sometimes been sabotaged as a result. One solution is to provide new economic incentives for enabling restoration of forests and other natural vegetation. Placement of beehives along riverbanks is one of those incentives.
The Green Belt Movement has been awarded a coveted time slot for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal in January, 2014. We are ecstatic to have this opportunity and to welcome our representative, Sir Jonathon Porritt, former Director of the British environmental activist group, Friends of the Earth.
The 1st SPECO Marathon was held in Rift Valley Region and hosted in two counties; Nakuru and Baringo County, home to some of Kenya’s world Known Athletes like Paul Tergat. Over 158 persons registered to participate in the marathon.