Community Forest Associations (CFA) has signed Participatory Forest Management Plan (PFMP) and Forest Management Agreement (FMA) in an event presided over by the State Departmentfor Forestry Kenya, Principal Secretary for the department, Ephantus Kimotho.
The signing is in line with The Forest Conservation and Management Act No.34 of 2016, which entrenches Management Plans as mandatory in the management of public forests.
The objective of this signing is to ensure sustainable conservation, management and restoration of Kirisia/Leroghi forests to mitigate effects of climate change, improve forest cover and livelihoods of forest adjacent communities through sustainable utilisation of forest-based products.
The management plans also enable natural resource managers, communities, & users to incorporate scientific approaches and indigenous knowledge in forest management.
The PFMP was prepared with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF-5) through FAO in partnership with KFS.