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Palos farm
Palos farm
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Nyangeta, Mambo Leo-Muhoroni road, Kibos, Kisumu, KE
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Wet/Dry Tropical

John Clarke Marco Enzo Maximilian Ullrich
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Palos farm

Project Type

Rural, Commercial

Project Summary

Palos farm is a 200+ acre sugarcane estate/savanna which is to be turned into a productive forest. All sorts of produce, including entertainment and tourism, are being considered.

Project Description

The estate is situated at the bottom of a cliff which demarcates the lowlands sloping downwards into Lake Victoria, near Kisumu. It is within a sugarbelt, stretching for more than 50 kilometers along the mountainrange. The commercial viability of the production of sugar becomes less and less obvious. Not too long ago the plains used to be forested, and more recently the cliff was. Now daily fires can be seen; on the plains to burn the leaves of the sugarcane before harvest, and on the mountains as a result of fires started by charcoal burners. 

Now the challenge to change the tide. We've started digging the first swale in the heavy clay soil. The water is stagnant so far, but absorption should increase as pioneer trees and plants break through the soil and change its content. The process will be long but rewarding, and very interesting indeed. The possibilities are endless, with aquaculture, forestry and animal husbandry among the more obvious ones. 



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