Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC)

Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC) is a Kenyan registered NGO, operating in Makueni County, Kenya.

Its vision is of sustainable and resilient communities in the drylands of Kenya. It seeks to bring about improved livelihoods of the marginalised communities and people living there.

The organisation equips subsistence farmers in drylands with the tools to restore degraded lands and address the challenges of deforestation, falling agricultural yields, failing livelihood, water scarcity, loss of traditional knowledge and climate change through permaculture and agro ecological best practices.

DNRC is currently working with 800 smallholder households (about 4,200 people) and 12 schools (about 3,000 pupils). Achievements so far include:

  • It has grown organically. From planting 5000 different tree saplings per year, in 2021 it planted 70,000 tree seedlings and over 35 different tree species. All these trees have been planted on the most degraded areas of land of smallholder farms and schools
  • Over 250 farmers and officers from other regions have visited and learnt from its work
  • It has trained over 50 students who are pursuing either diploma or degrees from different universities and colleges
  • It has hosted and trained both local and international students in permaculture, dryland tree nursery establishment and management and Agroecology
  • 2023
  • Established Projects
Photo: Drylands Natural Resources Centre (DNRC)

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