Birds of a Feather Flock Together at Kimana

Birds. A picture of the superb starling on a bird feeder at Ambokili Farm in Kimana, Kajiado County. The bird is perched on the bird feeder on one of the trees in Ambokili Farm.

As Ambokili Farm pursues its mission of restoring degraded land, one of the key focus areas is increasing biodiversity in the semi-arid land of Kimana, Kajiado County, Kenya. By embracing sustainable, organic agriculture, plant and wildlife conservation, Ambokili Farm not only cultivates crops but sustains life. Here, in this carefully curated ecosystem, the laughter of […]

Building with Nature: Sustainable Housing at Ambokili Farm through Bioclimatic Architecture

An employee at Ambokili Farm holding an interlocking block. The picture demonstrates Ambokili Farm's passive housing or bioclimatic architecture project.

With a mission to transform landscapes into thriving ecosystems while fostering community development, Ambokili Farm has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative in sustainable housing, embracing the principles of passive design and bioclimatic architecture. This approach not only reduces our environmental impact but also creates comfortable living spaces that work in harmony with the unique semi-arid […]

The Crucial Role of Pollinators in Organic Farming

A photo of a beehive at Ambokili Farm- Housing one of the world's greatest pollinators- bees.

Pollinators are fundamental to the success of organic farming, not only aiding in the production of a wide array of crops but also promoting biodiversity and ecosystem health. These creatures, including bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, are responsible for transferring pollen from one flower to another, thus facilitating the reproductive process of plants. This natural […]

Is all clear water good?

A picture of a water water body with a droplet hitting the water surface and creating a ripple. The picture has the words, "Is all clear water good?" at the centre.

Imagine stepping up to a sparkling stream, the water so clear you can see the pebbles at its bed. It’s a picture-perfect scene. Clean water, by popular definition, is water that is free from visible contaminants. Yet, what lurks beneath the surface of clear water? Chemicals, microorganisms, heavy metals…? Let’s delve deeper into this seemingly […]

How can NGOs prioritise diversity and inclusion?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It's not a trend, it's a way of life

How can we truly advocate for positive change if our own organisations don’t reflect the diversity of the communities we serve? Prioritising Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) isn’t just a box to tick – it’s a fundamental step towards achieving impactful, sustainable social change. Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and inclusion are often used interchangeably […]

What Role Do Non-profits Play in Promoting Social Justice?

Social justice, a foundational pillar for equitable and fair societies, hinges on the eradication of disparities and the empowerment of marginalised communities. The emergence of non-profit organisations has significantly supported the movement towards achieving social justice by addressing the multifaceted layers of inequality and injustice. But how exactly do non-profits contribute to the pursuit of […]

How Ambokili Farm is Contributing to SDG No.13- Climate Action

In the semi-arid region of Kimana, Kajiado County, Kenya, the effects of climate change are starkly evident.  There are erratic rainfall patterns, alternating between prolonged droughts and intense rainfall events. This has led to soil erosion, flooding and loss of biodiversity. Moreover, the decline in water sources, including rivers, streams, and natural springs, has exacerbated […]