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Taking stock and mapping next steps for development of the commercial forestry sector in Uganda; Reflecting on the 15 years of the SPGS project Stakeholders from the government and private sector in Uganda have committed to playing their respective roles in renewed efforts to advance the...

Friday, December 31, 2021

With support from the European Union and the Government of Uganda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is supporting forest owners and/or wood processors to acquire wood processing machinery to promote more efficient utilization of wood and value addition.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
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