Lasting Solutions for Uganda

At a Glance

2018

Founding Year of Country Office

Project Areas

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

Planting Seasons

April to June
September to November

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.)

Intercrops

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

Challenges

High dependence on firewood, population growth, limited income opportunities

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.

What We Do

Our Impact in Uganda

345.162

distributed seedlings

2.852

supported smallholder farmers

863

hectares of reforested area

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News from Uganda

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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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Contact

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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Jobs

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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