ID 5474
Submitting Entity IUCN
Submitted for Fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 5)
Main Information
Title Livelihood and market incentives for sustainable land use in natural woodland areas of Kibwezi, Kenya
Description Kibwezi Division lies in the arid and semi-arid agro-ecological zone of south-eastern Kenya. Although most of the 15,000 households in the Division depend on mixed smallholder farming, Kibwezi is an agriculturally marginal area. A range of economic incentives were identified as tools for natural woodlands conservation and rural livelihood development in Kibwezi, including: (a) Using fiscal instruments to add value to existing activities, 
promote multiple use and improve harvesting; (b) Increasing household value added through improving prices and markets; (c) Using financial instruments to encourage investment in improved harvesting, processing and entry into new product uses and markets.
Web Link /doc/meetings/cop/cop-05/information/cop-05-inf-14-en.pdf
Additional Information
Countries Kenya
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-Humid Lands Biodiversity
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Environmental Funds / Investments
Indirect Incentives (property rights, market creation)
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Agri-environmental payments
Conservation payments
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