Palm grove

The project has set itself as one of the objectives of carrying out productive forestation activities (by producing a permanent productive tree culture and devoting an area to the new expansion of plants), for example, by using date palms, which can be important complementary food resources.

In the upstream part of the Oasis, an area close to the main source was chosen to place the palm grove.

Storage of water in tanks was designed so that the water flowing from the spring at night can be used for irrigation during the day.

As is normally done in palm groves, in the arboreous level a palm tree has been placed in the middle of the embankment and around some fruit plants (Orange trees, olive trees, and pomegranates,…).

In the palm groves, thanks to the water resources intercepted and made available by the new well, ecosystems are created at the base of the same palm trees, capable of supporting horticultural production. Lucerne (forage) or vegetables are grown at the herbaceous level.

In front of the palm grove a small area has been dedicated to the diffusion of some typical species of both the north of Kenya, and the Oasis, such as Acacia Senegal (rubber tree), Sesbania, Sycomore and other tree species (a total of about 15 species) with a distribution made in order to form a forest park.

Local shrubs and trees used for the reconstruction of the oasis can support food needs but also provide marketable raw materials such as gum arabic.