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The benefits of Agroforestry in Tororo District, Uganda

The benefits of agroforestry are not only addressing essential needs but are also contributing to environmental conservation and economic growth.

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Climate Change Alters Uganda’s Rainfall Patterns, Affecting Farmers in Kayunga District

Uganda, typically known for its stable rainfall patterns, is experiencing the negative impacts of climate change. Those circumstances are affecting the nation and our farmers.

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Advent Calendar ‘24 Good Deeds’ enabled new collaborations in Uganda

With the support and money from 24 Good Deeds, we were able to collaborate with the Uganda Scouts Association to manage the Kaazi Community Nursery. The goal is to reforest the National Scouts Grounds located in Kampala District and empower nearby communities by distributing free fruit and tree seedlings.

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Empowering Communities: Tree Monitoring Refresher Training

In a collaborative effort between us and Treeo, a significant milestone was achieved, as we conducted a Refresher Training on tree monitoring. This event brought together community monitors from various project areas and was hosted in Fort Portal City in Uganda.

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Growing Hope: Muhindo Evelyne’s Journey

Muhindo Evelyne is from Kasese district and has undergone a remarkable transformation. Not so long ago, she was struggling to make a living. Today, she is a shining example of what determination and the right support can achieve.

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NEW: Annual Report 2022 & FAQ!

Get to know us more in detail in our Annual Report and on our FAQ website.

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How tree planting improved the life of primary school teacher Posiano

Byamukama Posiano's life took an unexpected turn when Nyamyezi Central Forest Reserve (CFR) partnered with Fairventures Worldwide. It enabled him to increase his earnings in a way that he is not just able to continue teaching but also improve his skills by doing a bachelor degree in Education.

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Exciting Quiz Night at our Timber Innovation Center

The Timber Innovation Center buzzed with anticipation and excitement as we organized our first quiz night in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Media in Uganda and East Africa report about our Timber Innovation Center in Kampala

The launch of our Timber Innovation Center in the heart of Uganda, directly in the center of the capital Kampala, generated a lot of attention from Ugandan media.

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Building a sustainable future: The Opening of Uganda’s first Timber Innovation Centre on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, we opened our Timber Innovation Center in the heart of Kampala. The launch event welcomed numerous stakeholders, including his Excellency, the German ambassador Matthias Schauer, Wolfgang Baum, CEO of Fairventures Worldwide and Patience Namara, Country Director of Fairventures Worldwide in Uganda.

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Agroforestry with Bees & Urban Farming – Testing new approaches of sustainable agriculture

We work with our partners Latek Stay Alliance, and Eco-Agric Uganda on an agroforestry project in the Hoima, Kikuube and Kibaale districts.

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Das Fairventures-Team bei der COP27 in Ägypten

We participated in the Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Egypt

The 27th UN Climate Change Conference took place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt in November. Some members of the Fairventures family also attended. This was their experience.

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New carbon project: Fairventures and STIHL expand existing partnership.

STIHL has been supporting our work with financial resources, equipment and know-how since 2017. This year, we are pleased to announce the largest joint project so far.

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Group photo of participants of the planting event

Planting 1,236 Trees in 2 hours? — Climate Action in Uganda!

“Take Action and Plant A Tree.” That was the theme for an event our team in Uganda hosted on May 7 at Bunyama Katosi in the Mukono district. 150 volunteers answered our call.

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Building a Timber Innovation Center in Kampala

In collaboration with other stakeholders, we will establish and manage a Timber Innovation Center in the city center of Kampala. It will be constructed on top of the Crown House building – where our Ugandan office is located – and the construction will include Engineered Timber Products manufactured in Uganda.

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young group of people in neon yellow project t-shirts pose on international forest day

Celebrating the International Day of Forests in Uganda

On the 21st of March, our team in Uganda celebrated the International Day of Forests through tree planting at the Kaazi Forestry reserve.

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young farmer woman has two seedlings in her hands and stands in a tree nursery in Uganda

A young farmer with big plans

In Uganda, Editah Nabweru pinned her hopes on reforestation. And she has big plans. A report by Andrew Odoch Umahtete and Rainer Lang.

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Annual report 2021 opened

Our New Annual Report Is Online

Catch up with our global operations. The report provides descriptions and numbers on our programs during the 2020-21 planting seasons. Specifically, it highlights the impact of our activities that were made possible by your support and contributions.

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three men with mask during Farmer Field School in seminar room

Coping with COVID-19: How the pandemic has been affecting our work

COVID-19 had a major impact on our work in the country offices in Uganda and Indonesia. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, we have had to deal with many challenges that have had a huge impact on the implementation of our activities in the field.

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Group of people in nursery - distribution of seedlings

Seedling Distribution in Uganda

This year, we supported ten partner nurseries in raising seedlings for the March-May planting season in Uganda. The seedling distribution process started with counting all the seedlings raised in partner nurseries in order to ascertain which and how many of those were viable and ready for planting in the various fields, which are located in multiple districts around the country.

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Farmer holds young seedling in nursery

Our New Annual Report Is Online

In our new impact report on the 2019-2020 planting year, you can find out what a difference your support has made in the past months and what we have achieved together for the environment, the climate and the people in Indonesia and Uganda.

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