Lasting Solutions for Uganda

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At a Glance

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2018

Founding Year of Country Office

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Project Areas

Hoima, Kikuube, Kibaale, Wakiso, Mityana, Mukono & Tororo

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Planting Seasons

April to June
September to November

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Planted Tree Species

Timber Trees (Maesopsis eminii, Albizia coriaria, Prunus africana, Grevillea robusta, Terminalia superba, Melia volkensii, etc.) and Fruit Trees (Avocado, Mango, Papaya, etc.)

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Intercrops

Coffee, Cocoa, Bananas, Tea, Beans, Peanuts and Maize

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Challenges

High dependence on firewood, population growth, limited income opportunities

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The Current Situation

Uganda has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world, with 46% of Ugandans being under 15 years old. This leads to an increased need for energy and land for agriculture.

Driven by these needs, the forest cover in the country continues to decrease, with a dramatic reduction from 24% in 1990 to 9% as of 2015. Reforestation efforts need to increase significantly to counteract this development.

Our Work in Uganda

Through our country program titled “Lasting Solutions”, we address these challenges by reforesting degraded land. We work together with many smallholder farmers and local institutions like churches, schools and NGOs, providing opportunities for long-term, sustainable income through our holistic agroforestry approach. We promote and integrate indigenous tree species and agroforestry in the farmer’s land, reducing their dependence on natural forests for firewood and building materials.

Under the Mass Timber Construction East Africa (MTCEA) project, we also promote the use of mass timber engineered wood technologies both in the construction and timber sector to create a sustainable timber industry.

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What We Do

Our Impact in Uganda

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922,611

distributed seedlings

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4,251

supported smallholder farmers

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1,584

hectares of reforested area

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News from Uganda

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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You have a question about our work in Uganda or would like to cooperate with us in this region? Get in touch!

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You are interested in joining our Team in Uganda? We are always looking for new talent. Let’s grow together!

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Our Partners

We are working with many organizations and institutions in Indonesia. Because only together we can achieve great things!

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