Our Partners

 

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mondi

CAMCORE

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TBPT works in collaboration with various Partners to meet its core mandate of producing quality planting materials and their deployment to target groups. The description of our diverse partners is given here.


Kenya Forest Service is a government parastatal established to provide development and sustainable management including conservation and rational utilization of forests and allied resources for environmental stability and socio-economic development.

Kenya Forest Research Institute is national research institute that carries out research in forestry and allied natural resources while influencing polices on forest resource management. by Adopting multidisciplinary research approach through  Focusing on problem oriented research and Decentralizing research activities to facilitate improved interaction and linkages with the local users and dissemination of research findings and seed distribution.

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, Center (ISAAA) is a not-for-profit organization that delivers the benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies to the poor in developing countries. It aims to share these powerful technologies to those who stand to benefit from them and at the same time establish an enabling environment for their safe use.

Mondi is a group of companies in South Africa and is one of the world's leading paper and packaging producers that is committed to: Meeting and exceeding its customers’ requirements for product and service quality as well as cost competitiveness.

Camcore is a non-profit, international program that works for the conservation of tropical and subtropical forest tree species.  Its  primary activities are to Identify threatened species and provenances, Collect seeds from vulnerable populations, Distribute seeds for ex situ conservation and growth studies. Evaluate adaptability and growth of trees in various locations Develop long-term improvement programs to ensure sustainability of resources.

Kenya Forest Growers Association is a national association,representing and promoting private forestry and commercial tree growing interest in Kenya. It is a member based non-political, non-partisan nonprofit making association that is committed to the welfare of private commercial forest growers. Its membership is drawn from private small and other commercial tree farmers’ as well special membership groups.

FOTNAK is an association that offers a forum for professional forest tree nursery owners and operators to engage in policy, legal, technical and marketing aspects in a joint effort for maximum and sustainable benefaction. The association aims to be the leader in the production of high quality tree planting materials for the protection of the environment and incomes generation to its members through increasing their capabilities and skills in propagation and marketing of premium tree seedlings and their by- products. The association acts as a tool for certification and accreditation through self-regulatory mechanisms.


TNC and KUSSCO: Because sustainable forestry is becoming crucial, it is important to embrace private forests to safeguard our natural forests, achieve 10% forest cover and alleviate economic and energy poverty. Therefore TBPT, TNC, and KUSSCO are working together through the Kuza Miti program to promote commercial forestry among farmers in Central highlands. The partnership seeks to eliminate barriers that have been identified as challenges to investments in commercial forestry. These barriers include:Lack of funding, Lack of Technical Support in best silviculture practices, Access to Land, and Long term Maturity of Trees.
Lack of funding is overcome by availing low interest loans through KUSSCO, while TBPT provide high quality and fast maturing seedlings.