RECREATE THE ENVIRONMENT
Our co-worker Samuele Tini tells us about the work he has done in Kenya, more precisely in the basin of the Molo river.
The river originates from the Mau forest and flows into Lake Baringo. This is an area affected by climatic and environmental crises, due to the degradation of the territory and the intensive exploitation of forest resources. Unfortunately, environmental problems mainly affect small farmers and ranchers.
The "Local economies and environmental protection in Kenya" project, in which Samuele collaborated, reduces the poverty rate of farmers and ranchers in three ways. First of all, by promoting actions for the recovery and protection of the environment. Secondly, by enhancing the economically most important local products. Finally, by supporting the associations of small producers.
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I am Samuele Tini, from Cigliano in the province of Varese. Service for rural communities and development is my way of life. For more than a decade I have been living in Africa. When I finished my studies, I decided not to leave the continent, but instead staying in Mozambique, Tanzania, Guinea Bissau, Sudan and now I am in Kenya. I have worked with Mani Tese for many years, with daily passion to commitment for justice that distinguishes the association. Currently I am the responsible for country Kenya. The major challenge, alongside our local […]
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