Video Media

Accelerating Adoption of Agroforestry


The Accelerating the Adoption of Agroforestry Project currently works with 24 community groups with a total of 600 members in Kericho and Kisumu counties in Kenya. 144 lead-farmers were trained in self-selected and context-specific climate-smart practices, including agroforestry, horticulture, coffee farming, poultry keeping and livestock keeping. Through farmer to farmer extension, the project reaches thousands of households in the project area and beyond. An inside look at the project, from 2017.


Print Media

Fuchs, LE, Orero, L, Namoi, N., Neufeldt, H. How to Effectively Enhance Sustainable Livelihoods in Smallholder Systems: A Comparative Study from Western Kenya. Sustainability. 2019, 11 (Special Issue Sustainable Development of Tropical Agriculture), 1564; https://doi:10.3390/su11061564

Fuchs LE, Peters B, Neufeldt H. Identities, interests, and preferences matter: Fostering sustainable community development by building assets and agency in western Kenya. Sustainable Development. 2019; 1–9.

Fuchs, L. E. (2018). Bridging the divide in community development: The importance of process in linking community demands and responsive external support. Coady Innovation Series, (8), 11 pp. 

Cunningham, G., Fuchs, L.E., Orero, L.A., Apondi, V.A., Kipkorir, L., (2018). The Integrated Household Leaky Bucket. Building financial and economic literacy by doing: A simple guide to help smallholder farmers separate their farm and household revenues and expenses. Coady Innovation Series, (14),

Spotlight: Kenyan Farmers reap Economic , Environmental Gains from ABCD's of Agroforestry  Mongabay News (Dec 2017)

Smallholder farmers in Kenya in the race against climate change Agroforestry World (May 2017)

(also published in Business and Finance News of Africa)

‘Highlights of an environmental trip to Kenya’, Agroforestry World (May 2017) (translated from original Danish piece for Globalnyt)

Agroforestry Delivers Holistic Outcomes for Kenyan Farmers  (Dec 2017)

The Village That Gave Up FGM and Gender Taboos – Because of Economics NewsDeeply: Women's Advancement Deeply (Jan 2018)

Kericho group adopts agroforestry to protect crops, prevent erosion People Daily (Jan 2018)