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WHY KENYA?

Protech Eco-Green is a non-profit organization registered in Kenya under the registrar of companies, Kenya. The main objective of the company is to offer support and alternative solutions to the communities in the Arid and Semi-Lands (ASALs) to overcome the challenges brought as a result of climate change. We offer support to farmers by increasing their resilience to climate change and other environmental shocks .The project activities intend to introduce innovations on farms through the adoption of various technologies and leveraging on the indigenous knowledge which can improve the farm productivity and reducing the cause of negative environmental impacts.

ABOUT PROTECH ECOGREEN

Location

Protech EcoGreen  is located in Kitui County, Kenya

Vision

To enhance food security at the same time preserving and conserving the environment

Mission

To provide sustainable, innovative and cost-effective environmental solutions for improved livelihoods

Core values

We embrace our commitment to be community leaders by implementing and demonstrating environmental sustainability thinking and practice in all aspects of our business. Our community facility fosters sustainable regenerative agroforestry.

  • Clean & Healthy Environment

  • Community & Environment

  • Passion for Results

  • Teamwork

  • Partnership

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ACTIVE PROJECTS

Protech Eco-Green brings professionalism, technical knowledge, experience and flexibility to every project, large or small. Our project activities frequently address a variety of environment-related challenges. Our thematic areas and  services include:

  1. Regenerative Agroforestry​

  2. Climate Smart Farming & Community Development

  3. Gender Equity & Women Empowerment

  4. Organic Farming/Kitchen Gardening

  5. Conservation & Resilient Management of Natural Resources

  6. Commercial Forestry

  • Regenerative Farming - working the land to regenerate the soil, improve water cycles, increase biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services and sequester carbon. It is not limited to any specific practices, but instead, implies an ongoing journey towards a state that is more aligned with nature and human culture.

  • Agroforestry - a land use management system in which trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland. The output can be food, fiber, biomass or timber.

  • Farmers in the arid and semi-arid areas (ASALs) keep a lot of livestock that is mostly fed by free ranging. This has led to environmental degradation, soil erosion, and loss of high value indigenous pastures. We are focusing on incorporating pasture production with forest/tree plantings. We encourage that farmers plant these four (4) indigenous grass species: Eragrostis superba, Cenchrus ciliaris, Enteropogon macrostacycus, & Panicum maximum.

  • Climate Smart Farming (CSF) techniques such as zai pits, terracing, cover crops (pasture and high value sweet potatoes and crop diversification through leveraging of the indigenous knowledge

    • Organic Farming/kitchen gardening

    • These techniques control/regulate the amount of soil moisture, air and heat consumed by plants increasing the soil moisture content needed for crop growth and nutrient availability in the soil. The techniques are cost effective and are familiar with the beneficiaries.

    • Community capacity building and environmental education

  • Empowering women and achieving gender equality are key in achieving all the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is with this understanding that Protech EcoGreen  has designed projects promoting  gender equality in rural communities for sustainable development.

    • The main objective of this is to enhance gender equality for sustainable development by empowering women and girls, men and people living with disabilities through sensitization, the creation of networks among women and youth groups within the community as well as training of trainers as ambassadors to their various groups and communities.

  • Commercial Forestry

    • Currently, the demand for trees is quite high, due to their numerous uses, which range from timber to fuel (charcoal and firewood), landscaping, building and construction, medicine, among other uses. To reach demand without jeopardizing the environment, we have specialized in both fast and slow growing trees.

    • Some of the fast-growing trees we invest in include:  Moringa oleifera, bamboo, Grevilia robusta, Leucaena leucocephala, Casuarina equisetifolia. This trees apart from the environmental benefits can also be used as a medicine and fodder for livestock

    • Slow growing/hardwood/high value trees: Melia volkensii, Terminlia brownii and Acacia Senegal, Acacia melifera, Acacia nilotica. This species are not only hardwood but also drought resistant and give good returns.

    • Ornamental trees: Jacaranda mimostipholia, Delonix regia.