Smallholder Timber Marketing: A Kenyan Experience. FAO/ICRAF/GoK multi-stakeholder programme International Workshop on small holder timber production . 29 th November- 1 st December 2004 Christine Holding Anyonge (FAO) Sammy Carsan, Tony Simons (ICRAF) Paul Njuguna (GoK).
Smallholder Timber Marketing: A Kenyan Experience
FAO/ICRAF/GoK multi-stakeholder programme
International Workshop on small holder timber production. 29th November- 1st December 2004
Christine Holding Anyonge (FAO)
Sammy Carsan, Tony Simons (ICRAF)
Paul Njuguna (GoK)
Why small-holder timber?
Smallholder Timber R&D Activities
Stakeholder Activities Step by Step…
Smallholder Timber Marketing in Meru Comprising of a Multi-stakeholder System.
Capacity building needs, track record, interest
Strategic alliances, partnerships, collaborators etc
Feed back mechanism: illegal logging & sourcing
Prov. Adm.(Chiefs Act)
checks logging of indigenous trees
Forest Dep't., KEFRI.
GOK, FAO & ICRAF
Extension, Policy & Research
Formal & informal Meetings
Timber & F/wood Industry
timber yard owners
mobile saw benchers
tea factories & other firewood
small holder timber
on farm nurseries
input to farmer groups and feedback mechanism
input to the timber & fuel wood industry
Initial survey findings…
Initial Survey findings….
farmers on tree valuation & mensuration
timber/logs from farmers
supply of trees and logs on farm
Core Research Components
Indicative market network for farm sourced timber
Farms and households
Power saw operatorSawmill functions
wastages onCutting and crosscuttingrecoveries.
Casual labour (loading)
Tractors on farm (splitting)
Tractor/lorries for transport
Timber yard and furniture shops
Customer characterization by product
Expected Research outcomes….