Benefits of clearing mathenge

Goat feeding on the mathenge plant.

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What you need to know:

  • Scientists  different disciplinary backgrounds, suggests replacing the trees with grassland restoration for soil carbon accumulation.
  • Mathenge was promoted by the government to provide wind breaks,  timber and charcoal.

Clearing of Prosopis juliflora, commonly known as mathenge, in Baringo County,  may yield bigger livelihood benefits than the current economic benefit of burning the wood for charcoal, according to scientists.

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