- Forest Foods launches regenerative syntrophic agroforestry farm in Tatu City, Kiambu County, Kenya.
- The company promotes sustainable agriculture by integrating plants and forestry, contributing to reforestation and ecosystem restoration.
- This innovative approach combines diverse crops and livestock within the same production area, emphasizing biodiversity and soil quality.
Forest Foods, a pioneering African agricultural company, has unveiled a groundbreaking farm within Kenya’s vibrant Tatu City, situated in Kiambu County. This venture represents a significant step in the field of regenerative syntrophic agroforestry. Here are the key points from this development:
- Sustainable Farming in Tatu City: Forest Foods has established an agroforestry farm at the heart of Tatu City, aligning with the city’s extensive tree nursery and reforestation initiatives. This synergistic approach combines modern urban living with sustainable agriculture to benefit the environment, economy, and residents’ quality of life.
- Regenerative Syntrophic Agroforestry: Forest Foods practices regenerative syntrophic agroforestry, a method inspired by nature’s ecological succession. This approach transforms barren land into fertile terrain by cultivating a diverse range of fruits, nuts, vegetables, timber, and livestock in the same production area. It enhances soil quality, preserves biodiversity, and aids in reforestation and ecosystem restoration.
- Partnership for a Sustainable Future: Forest Foods’ collaboration with Tatu City represents a commitment to pioneering regenerative agriculture in East Africa and beyond. It addresses the pressing issues of food security and environmental sustainability, creating a model that can revolutionize agricultural practices and promote harmony between sustainable urban development and nature.
Tatu City Partners With Agroforestry Farm
Speaking at the launch, Nancy Gichungwa, Kiambu County’s CECM for Trade, Industrialization, Tourism, and Investment, emphasized the importance of embracing regenerative agriculture to meet future agricultural productivity demands.
She noted that this approach harmonizes traditional and sustainable farming methods, providing a tangible example through Forest Foods and Tatu City’s partnership.
Sven Verwiel, Managing Director of Forest Foods, expressed the company’s mission to transform the agricultural landscape while addressing food insecurity and environmental challenges.
This initiative is not only about food production but also about fostering a healthier, more sustainable future for communities and ecosystems.
Perminas Marisi, Head of City Management at Tatu City, highlighted the alignment between Forest Foods’ partnership and the city’s vision of harmonious coexistence between sustainable urban development and nature.
This collaboration allows residents, schools, and businesses in Tatu City and the surrounding region to access nutrient-rich, beyond-organic farm produce conveniently.
Importantly, this announcement came just ahead of the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, demonstrating the urgency and commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship in the region.
Forest Foods and Tatu City’s partnership stands as a beacon of hope, showcasing the potential for regenerative agriculture to address climate change, food security, and ecosystem restoration in Kenya and beyond.
By Grace Naishoo