This project is
being proposed as an appropriate intervention measure to
check the deteriorating environmental situation in Kazo.
Since it is not easy, and to some extent unrealistic
stopping people from clearing the thorny bushes and other
“unwanted” vegetation, a clear - replace strategy could work.
People can plant trees on their farms before and when they
are clearing the indigenous bushes such that finally when
the original vegetation is gone, they can remain with the
planted trees. People also have some small scattered pieces
of land which they can not graze, and not being typical crop
farmers can not use for anything else, they could thus be
encouraged to plant some trees on these ones as well.
Strategy to use
Since we can not cover the whole county with the kind of
financial resources available, we shall use a strategy that
has a multiplier effect as follows:
- Establish a tree nursery
bed at Kazo trading centre, Kazo is like the main centre
in the county. From the nursery bed, we can prepare
seedlings of various farm and fruit trees and give them
out to people for planting.
- Begin a tree planting
campaign targeting mainly schools. There are three
secondary schools, one in each of the four sub-counties
in Kazo County. Targeting these ones (for the start) can
give us an advantage since the majority of the students
in the county are attending these schools. In the
schools we shall undertake tree planting on the
compounds and use it as a demonstration of seedlings to
do so or purchase seedlings from other tree nurseries
that are common in the bigger district towns.