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Over the years, farmers and other forest users have been depending entirely on seeds from foreign provenances for agroforestry and reforestation activities. Most of these seeds usually reach farmers very late and completely out of the farming season when they are required to be planted and in most cases, they have equally lost their viability due to phytosanitary restrictions and delays at entry points.
With financial support provided by the Rufford Foundation, this project seeks to establish a community agroforestry seed bank that will ensure the annual availability of critically needed local seeds to farmers and other stakeholders to be used for agroforestry practices and reforestation activities while reducing dependency on seeds from foreign provenances.
The community agroforestry seed bank once fully developed will also in itself serve in the conservation of the community water catchment area which will help to ensure the regular flow of fresh water in the community all year round.
In addition, the project shall provide training and support to farmers in bee farming activities and link them to market outlets for the sale of their honey and by-products.