Clement Lenachuru

Clement Lenachuru

Marigat
Kenya
Fellow Year: 
2011 - 2012
Cohort
3
About Clement Lenachuru

Clement is a PhD student in CSU’s Department of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship advised by Dr. Maria Fernandez-Gimenez. His project in Marigat district in Kenya will bring together governmental departments, NGOs, county administrative officers, local community-based organizations, and local farmers to restore pastures and farmlands that have been invaded by an exotic weed - prosopis juliflora. He will work closely with collaborative partners and farmers to increase the land’s productivity and suitability for raising livestock and crops to improve food security in this arid part of Kenya, and will build and utilize existing local social networks and climatic knowledge to conserve the environment and its productivity.