Land Regeneration and Restoration

While the archipelago is renowned for its coastline, over 60 islands make up the landmass of the archipelago. Many of these islands share the same topography. Most are wild and seemingly barren, however, with land management and further regeneration projects such as permaculture farming, the land can be regenerated to support local communities with sustainable food production. 

Freshwater is a large problem across the archipelago. The only island in the region with a source of ‘sustainable’ freshwater is Lamu. However, the water catchment area is under threat due to illegal building, land grabbing, sand harvesting, waste and climate change, better rainwater harvesting should be promoted and encouraged.