Who we are

African forest is a holistic agro-forestry social enterprise, founded in 2006, and based on the edge of Soysambu Conservancy, a 22,000 ha ranch surrounding lake Elmenteita, in Rift Valley. African Forest has a 60 ha plot on the edge of the ranch, where they have an indigenous organic tree nursery, a seed center and a trial plantation of Planet Positive Forestry.They also produce and promote, in conjunction with the local communities, sustainable NTFP's (non-timber forest products) including herbal medicines. Services include plantation establishment and management, reforestation, sustainable development planning and implementation, as well as assistance in raising green finance

awards and recognitions

African Forest has been a member of the Total Eco-challenge since its inception, and was a Bronze Award winner in 2008 and a Silver Award winner in 2009. African Forest was a Rufford Small grants for Conservation recipient in 2011. African Forest was recognized in 2012 by GoK and FAO for contribution to food security, and Mr. Kenya Mutiso was also recognized personally in 2013. He also received recognition from Nakuru County in 2013 as the best in Environmental Conservation in Gigil. African forest has been profiled on the earthrise programme, and was also shown on KTN as being the solution to Kenya's deforestation problems on MEDEVA TV Project Green.

  • Al Jazeera link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYZyP7FFXao
  • Project Green link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZLAet3QNU

Total seed centre

African Forest has been collecting and selling tree seed for the last six years, and in September 2014 received funding from Total Kenya to build an indigenous tree seed center. It is the only company with permission from Kenya Forestry Service to map and collect tree seed from gazetted forests in 31 counties, and setting up and training seed collectors from CBO's within the CFA's, creating sustainable livelihood for the communities around the forest.