How forests can help keep millions out of poverty

Ngong Forest as seen along Karen road in this photo taken on January 22, 2020.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Researchers argue that developing countries like Kenya must prioritise improving their forest cover, even as they battle to improve infrastructure such as energy producing plants, highways or ports.
  • In the report, the researchers state that forests and trees are not a cure-all for poverty but are essential to the overall solution. 

Developing countries like Kenya could keep millions of their people out of poverty, and essentially achieve several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by simply encouraging people to plant trees.

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