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Kapsuswa Farm: Farmers should plant trees to save the environment

In a bid of conserving the environment and increasing Kenya’s tree cover Kapsuswa Farm has planted 9,600 trees at their farm located in Sugoi, Turbo. Kapsuswa Farm, which was awarded the best large scale farm in Uasin Gishu award by Equity Bank in 2017, has decided to play its part to help bring Kenya’s green back and help save the country from drought. According to the study by Green Africa Foundation, a non-governmental agency, Kenya has been losing an astonishing 5.6 million trees daily, despite relentless campaigns on environmental conservation.

All farmers in Kenya should plant trees to help curb the drought problem in Kenya. If we do not plant trees, we will all suffer.- Charles Boit, MD Kapsuswa Farm.

The research findings reveal that 64.6 percent of all Kenya’s 8.7 million households (based on the 2009 national population census) depend entirely on firewood as their cooking fuel, where each harvests between 10kgs and 20kgs of firewood daily.

Planting of Trees should be a personal responsibility for every Kenyan as a way of conserving the environment. The environment and the Economy are really both two sides of the same coin.If we cannot sustain the environment we cannot sustain ourselves. – Evelyne Mutio HR Manager.

According to FAO, tree planting and plantation forestry plays an important role in mitigating the devastating effects of climate change. The destruction and degradation of forests contributes to the problem through the release of CO2. But the planting of new forests can help mitigate against climate change by removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

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Kapsuswa Farm is part of Pure Products Kenya Limited, a company incorporated to provide its fresh farm products to Kenyans. The company also grows tea in Nandi county.

By planting Trees Pure Products Family leads by example in conserving our environment .Who knows we might add value to our tea if we decide to Put up a tea factory – Daniel Langas Tea Estate Manager

Kapsuswa Farm is a leading supplier of fresh milk, maize flour and soon packaged silage. The farm produces 3,000 litres of milk daily and maintains a herd of 400 dairy cows. They also have their own milk ATM (Suswa Milk ATM) in Eldoret town which sells pure milk directly from their farm to consumers at affordable prices.

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