Through conversion to pasture, clear-cutting or arable use, forest areas also disappear in Uganda and become steppe or grassland. By encouraging smallholders in western Uganda to reforest and better manage existing forests, this initiative lays the foundation for long-term sustainable land use: it guarantees the absorption of carbon by the trees and storage in their biomass. This Plan Vivo certified reforestation project works with a large number of smallholder farmers. In addition to climate impact, it also addresses the challenges of poverty and education within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Training smallholders on fire management reduces the risk of forest fires. The project will also establish a micro-credit system to promote income-generating activities based on the sustainable use of forests, as well as capacity building for ecotourism, beekeeping and handicrafts.
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