Nature conservation

Conservation of Ng’oyo Indigenous Forest.

Through F.M.N.R. KUFAN ORGANIC has created a natural indigenous forest within 5 years. Forest Management Through Natural Regeneration (F.M.N.R.) allows the local trees to grow quickly from the, often cut down, root stocks. Since the local communities use the forest for firewood, the acres of the farm on the moment of buying were all short-capped trees. Now, after 7 years, the trees have regrown, some more than 5/6 meters high. Many trees have resumed giving fruits, and from the local community we learn some medicinal uses of the trees: e.g. the local toothbrush tree.

Bush Fruits: Marula, Ximenia, Balanites (desert dates), Ziziphus (Jujuba), Tamarindus.

Trees: Bauhania (gives edible seeds), Gardenia (the elephant tree: so strong that an elephant cannot push it over and break it; the elephant eats the fruits and helps in the seed multiplication of the tree).

Bee-hives are now being introduced, to have tasty bush-honey!