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Greening Rusinga Island Initiative

About Us

The implementing Organization, Badilisha is a Non Proofit Organization that was initiated in the year 2010. Badilisha has a long history with nature based activities. It has acted as a regional hub for permaculture training, Resources center demonstration, outreaches with contact farmers. Besides this, our organization is the driving force behind the Rusinga hills restoration initiative, a project we started a few years ago to try and bring back the Islands' past glory 

Our Approach

Natural Regeneration + Agroforestry + Livelihood Development+ Permaculture 

Our Projects

Books for Trees

We have partnered with BOOKS FOR TREES organization to set up a travelling library for schools with interest in our restoration work. The travelling library has books with nature based topics as well as books which are being used in the current Ministry of education syllabus  

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Transitioning Villages to Agoforestry

One of the best ways to get more trees is to ask everyone to plant some. This project helps villages in Rusinga Island community to transition to Agroforestry by distributing seedlings to the people who need it most and by providing sustainable agricultural practices including permaculture so that the trees can boost agriculture yield and food production

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Forest Protection

Due to constant destruction of the indigenous trees on the hills by the community, Protection Patrols of hills by our volunteer forest guards was the only possible strategy to employ. This was after massive awareness campaigns and community

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Our Language is 

Agroforestry and Permaculture

Way Forward


Moving forward, we see a lot of focus on thorough research work on valuable trees like sandal wood { osyris leunselata } and others which have economic and environmental benefits. Also there will be need to look into Ligongo hills natural regeneration initiative penetrating the carbon market and think about natural capital to enable our people to exhaustively benefit from various ecosystem based services 

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