Indigenous Knowledge in the Management of Nandi Hills Forests, Kenya

  • JG Tanui
  • P Webb
  • JN Muriuki


This study investigates a variety of indigenous practices and considers their impact and implications for forest management in the Nandi Hills Forests of western Kenya. A total of 882 households were sampled initially using qualitative questionnaires. Cconvenience sampling of people who were easy to access, i.e., those who volunteered to be questioned and who attended the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) sessions held as part of a larger study in the area, was also employed to generate interview data. The findings of the study suggest that the practices of the native communities of Nandi County, which have coexisted with these forests and forest resources over many years, are important instruments for safeguarding local livelihood systems contribute to sustainable management of the forests. Key words: Indigenous Knowledge, Nandi Hills Forests, Sustainable Forest Management

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print ISSN: 2315-6317