Ag. Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF)
Alex Lemarkoko has met a team from 1MTN, an Estonian company seeking partnerships in land & forest restoration for high quality carbon credits and supporting communities and the country to fight the negative effects of climate change through largescale growing of bamboo.
The team led by Manager Mr. Kristjan Raude & Director Ms Anete Garoza made a presentation of their project which they said will help Kenyans benefit from the 65 billion dollars bamboo industry through supply of biomass for value addition into a wide array of finished products.
Mr. Raude said that the company will work with farmers who will grow suitable bamboo species even as they seek to establish 10,000 ha of bamboo plantations through leaseholds and other forms of partnerships.
Participants in the project will not only earn revenues from the sale of mature bamboo poles to the industries but will also earn revenues from the sale of carbon credits which the company will negotiate on their behalf.