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Epodoi checks on Soroti Joint Medical Services Limited’s young Eucalyptus trees ©FAO/AnitaTibasaaga

One of the key hurdles to establishing new forest plantations in Uganda is finding suitable land in an appropriate location. Many forest plantation investors have to grapple with managing squatters who often encroach on their land, leaving small, disjointed pieces on which to plant trees. Other...

Monday, July 2, 2018
Members of PATU community who attended the training on plantation establishment

Exuberant, filled with ambition and great prospects for a bright future, Edward Wandera, 41, believes that his...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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The Food and Agricuture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) III project, organized a...

Friday, March 16, 2018
Participants of the SPGS III Steering Committee meeting listen to a student of Nyabyeya Forestry College talk about the College’s tree nursery

The Steering Committee of the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) Phase III Project called for accelerated development, review and adoption of...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Improving skills and raising awareness about commercial forestry are key outcomes of the FAO/SPGS III Project. FAO is cognizant that commercial forestry in Uganda is still a...

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Traffic policemen were among the show goers who stopped by the SPGS III stall

SPGS III was part of the bigger FAO team which exhibited at the Annual Source of the Nile Agriculture Show, 2017- commonly referred to as the...

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sylvia Ayebare (left) from Ferdsult Engineering Services Limited in Buikwe District receives a certificate from Charles Byaruhanga (center)- FAO/SPGS III Focal Person at the Ministry and Leonidas Hitimana (right)- FAO/SPGS III Project Coordinator.

Operators of tree nurseries, under SPGS III were recognized for maintaining high quality standards in tree seedling...

Thursday, July 20, 2017