We are very pleased to announce that our organic cooperative programme, TreeKenya is now registered with Plan Vivo Foundation.
Over the next few months we are raising capital to regenerate smallholder farms and schools across Kenya with a strong rate of return for our impact investors through carbon credits and organic harvest sales.
More than cooperative
TreeKenya certifies small-scale farms and schools organic connecting them to local and regional markets for selling their produce at the best price.
As a gender equitable, community-based programme we are able to give equality of opportunity to women, men and children. Our proposed target groups are rural communities that face many problems including; gender inequity, inadequate skills and knowledge in agroecology, declining soil fertility, decline in crop productivity, desertification, high incidence of pests and diseases, locust plagues, low diversification of agricultural enterprises at the farm level and low access to affordable and friendly credit.
Through going organic, we are able to increase income and food security for participants, while reducing environmental degradation and regenerating their land. Our activities include agroforestry, afforestation and agroecology to achieve high yielding, organic crops and indigenous trees ready to harvest for superfood, cosmetic and medicinal production worldwide.
That way the programme will generate impactful, high returns for our investors through long-term, verifiable carbon credits and farmer off-take agreements.
Plan Vivo as a certification body
Plan Vivo administers the Plan Vivo Standard – a proven framework for community land use and forestry projects.
By certifying projects worldwide, they demonstrate sustainability, ensure that people’s livelihoods truly benefit and vital ecosystems are restored.
What's more the Standard is internationally recognised for its focus on ethical and fairly-traded climate services, meaning a greater share of climate finance (60%+) reaches those who most need it.
Keystone is honoured to work with the Foundation and see TreeKenya create measurable impact!