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Reforesting Kenya has never been so sustainable

Credit: Pine forest, Kenya. Creative Commons Kenya is pioneering a newly developed 100% solar energy-driven drying system for forest pine tree seeds in its bid to tackle the country’s decades-long deforestation crisis. Logging and drought have caused severe deforestation, leaving only 7% of land covered by forest, and like many African countries, Kenya has set itself a tall target—to raise that to 10% by 2023. Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) asked Brunel University London to streamline the way it dries pine seed pods from the forest floor […]

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