Planting forest gardens in Uganda

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Project

Climate Solution #15

Tree plantations on degraded land

Degraded pasture and agricultural lands, or other lands corrupted from uses such as mining, are ripe for strategic planting of trees and perennial biomass. This can take a variety of forms—from seeding dense plots of diverse indigenous species to introducing a single exotic  species as a plantation crop.

 

 

Fast-growing, dense plots of native species show that afforestation can draw down carbon, while supporting biodiversity, addressing human needs for firewood, food, and medicine, and providing ecosystem services such as flood and drought protection.

From drawdown.org

Photos from the Mbale project

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Forest Gardens in Uganda

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Forest Gardens in Uganda project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #1

    End poverty in all its forms everywhere

  • Sustainable Development Goal #2

    Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #3

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #4

    Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #5

    Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #10

    Reduce inequality within and among countries.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #11

    Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #15

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Mbale, Uganda

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