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Front L-R: Priya Gujadhur- FAO Uganda Deputy Representative, Irar sabina- Secretary for Production and Peter Logiro Ngorok- Resident District Commissioner, Kotido District, cut a ribbon at the symbolic hand-over event in Lobanyi Parish, Kapeta Sub County, Kotido District

The month of September will always bring fond memories to the people of Lobul village, Lobanya parish, Kapeta Sub-County in...

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A delegation of representatives from Uganda has arrived in Accra, Ghana, for a five-day exchange visit to inform Uganda's development of a timber traceability system.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) have warned that urban forests are under threat in Africa and action must be taken now, at the 1st African Forum on Urban Forests which opened today. The week-long...

Monday, July 5, 2021

Over the past two decades, growing trees, mainly for timber and poles increasingly became a popular investment venture in Uganda. It is estimated that the area of forest plantations in Uganda has grown from about 3 000 hectares (ha) in 2003 to between 100 000ha – 150 000ha in 2019. Furthermore,...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

On 8 April 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a new study on strengthening rural employment opportunities for young people across Uganda's forestry value chain. The study is titled: “Strengthening decent rural employment opportunities for youth...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In commemoration of International Day of Forests, 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations joined the Government of Uganda and its partners, to reiterate their commitment to restoring forests and degraded lands, as well as calling for action to reduce deforestation. The...

Monday, March 22, 2021

Healthy trees and forests mean healthy people. Forests provide health benefits for everyone on the planet, from fresh air and nutritious foods and ingredients for medicine to clean water and space for recreation.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

As Uganda’s forestry sector continues to grow; with Government, private sector players and communities involved in commercial tree planting, it has become increasingly important to focus on skills development as a mechanism to promote sustainable forest management. Forest engineering is one of...

Monday, September 7, 2020
Mabira Central Forest Reserve in Buikwe district

Uganda has become the first African country to submit REDD+ results to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), paving the way to potential results-based payments. In its recent submission of the REDD+ Technical Annex to the biennial update report (BUR), a reporting...

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Since 2004, the European Union has sustained funding for the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) - a unique project to encourage tree planting by the private sector, rural communities and institutions in Uganda. With support from the Ministry of Water and Environment as a partner in the...

Friday, May 8, 2020