A Few Words
ICEECO is a conservation focused organization that was founded in the year 2008, and registered as a national NGO in Kenya with the NGOs Coordination Board in 2010. It has its operations in greater Nzoia River Basin which covers Busia, Bungoma and Trans-Nzoia counties in Kenya.
Why we focus much on trees
Trees Sustain Life On Earth
We all rely on trees and their products: oxygen, fruits, wood, water, medicines and soil nutrients to name a few. They not only give life, but they also improve livelihoods. It also sustains forest ecosystems and provides habitats for wildlife, encouraging the return of endangered species.
Trees help mitigate human impact on climate change
Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels have caused an increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that has caused the Earth’s temperature to rise. Scientists believe that this has led to more extreme and damaging weather as well as the melting of polar ice caps at a greater rate than ever recorded before.
Trees help the cycle of poverty and deforestation
Agroforestry – farming using trees and forests – helps to break the cycle of poverty and deforestation by meeting the need for timber and fuel wood, fruits and forest products through sustainable planting and management of trees and forests
Forests are a largely untapped medical resource
As well as providing animals with vital habitats, forests hold a huge number of plant species, many of which are unknown or not thoroughly studied. Forests are therefore a huge resource in terms of medicine and botanical knowledge.