Problem

Current environmental trends are a global call for concern. The rate of environmental degradation is fast surpassing out ability to control.  Climate change, pollution, deforestation, land degradation, desertification and soil erosion are some of these challenges man is facing.

Major Objective;

To promote environmental sustainability by training target groups on environmental protection and management and by mainstreaming environmental awareness in all H4BF’ programs.

H4BF partners with like-minded individuals, organisations, government entities and local people to contribute to environmental protection through the following activities​

We create giant nurseries in forest communities to nurse agro-forestry trees for plantation into farmlands and indigenous forest tree species for plantation into degraded forest lands

How it works;

Wildlife protection and forest conservation

We contribute to protection of highly threatened wildlife species and their habitats through plantation of trees in degraded forest habitats and provision of alternative income generating activities to forest users. We’ve been at the front-line for wildlife conservation and protection since 2009, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s collective heritage.

Agro-forestry management

Agro-forestry is a soil conservative technique which involves the cultivation of crops with special multi-purpose agro-forestry tree species that help increase soil fertility, protect against soil erosion, wind action and crop infections. We train and support local farmers and forest users in this sustainable agricultural technique to help improve soil fertility and increase crop yields.

Environmental Education

We carry out environmental education programs in schools and local communities where we educate and train pupils and students on environmental issues such as climate change, pollution and soil degradation and train them on basic sustainable practices such as proper waste management techniques, tree planting as means to contribute to fighting climate change and environmental pollution. We also engage community schools in the fight against wildlife degradation through tree planting activities, creation of community nurseries for forest and wildlife conservation.

Water catchment/watershed protection

We also engage in protection of water catchments and watersheds through sensitization programs, removal of trees from watersheds and water catchment areas such as eucalyptus that take up so much water and replace them with water logging trees such as Prunus africana Gliricidia sepium etc

Challenges

  1. Communities in need of renewable energy facilities surpass our means to provide.
  2. Limited resources to assist schools in their environmental programs.

Way forward

  1. Continue to train people on the use of renewable energy forms and installation in different communities.
  2. Continue with tree planting and protection of water catchments.
  3. Assist schools set up school environmental programs through clubs.
  4. Continues training on climate smart agriculture.