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An eight-year old Terminalia superba plantation at Prof Peter Kasenene’s plantation in Mubende.

The FAO/SPGS III project started operations in 2016 and is currently in its fourth of the five years of implementation. Originally scheduled to end in June 2020, the project secured an additional one year of a no-cost extension period- meaning that SPGS III will end in 2021 instead of 2020....

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Students of Ngetta Girls’ Primary School hold up posters on benefits of tree planting

Education institutions such as schools and commercial establishments like hotels and factories are among major consumers of fuel wood energy in Uganda; a situation that has contributed to deforestation. Moreover, forests provide more than 90 percent of Uganda’s energy requirements, in the form...

Monday, October 7, 2019

Members of the Steering Committee of the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) Phase III Project have proposed some recommendations to promote sustainability of the commercial forestry sector in Uganda, while at the same time improving the environment and fostering economic growth. SPGS III is a...

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Wilson Koma- a representative of Kangulumira Clonal Nursery, one of the FAO/SPGS III certified nurseries displays seedlings at the FAO stall during the Show

The SPGS III Project took part in a national exhibition to highlight the contribution of various players in the agriculture and development sectors, as part of the 27th National Agriculture Show held from 13 -21 July 2019 in Jinja, eastern Uganda. The theme for this year’s show was “...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Wilson Koma- a representative of Kangulumira Clonal Nursery, one of the FAO/SPGS III certified nurseries displays seedlings at the FAO stall during the Show

The SPGS III Project took part in a national exhibition to highlight the contribution of various players in the agriculture and development sectors, as part of the 27th National Agriculture Show held from 13 -21 July 2019 in Jinja, eastern Uganda. The theme for this year’s show was “...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Ssekidde tends a young tree in his plantation in Luwero District

Passionate, committed, entrepreneurial and visionary Gideon Ssekidde 35, is a forest contractor with many years of experience, gained while working with the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and Planet Green World-a private forest contracting firm. After about six years he embarked on what could...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

School-going children are never too young to start learning about trees and forests because helping children to connect with nature, fosters future generations that are conscious of the benefits of trees and forests and the need to manage them sustainably. Schools should encourage and support...

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Ambassadors of European Union countries in Uganda with staff of Global-wods AG

Ambassadors of European Union (EU) countries to Uganda commended the Government of Uganda and private investors, for engaging in commercial tree planting to help mitigate climate change and foster sustainable development through income generation. This was during a tour to Global Woods AG...

Friday, February 8, 2019

Adison Kakuru is a forester by profession and Director of Lincoln Consultsam, a private commercial forestry company in Uganda. Before embarking on tree planting, the 56-year old worked in various organizations and considers a job to be a service to humanity; helping to improve other peoples’...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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