The project aims to link the mid-Wales community of Lampeter with the sub-Saharan community of Bore in Kenya’s Coastal Province. Bore is close to the Equator and lies within the Coastal Forest that extends down the Eastern seaboard of Africa. This forest and its absorbed carbon is under a lot of pressure from a variety of sources, including charcoal burning, mining and clearing for agriculture.
Tree Flights have already distributed 5,250 cashew nut trees to 40 Bore farmers, providing a source of protein and a cash crop for the local population, as well as fixing carbon from the atmosphere. The people of Bore are keen to expand the scheme with an increased range and number of trees in order to increase biodiversity in the area and reduce their dependence on charcoal burning which requires them to cut down the forest on which they depend.