B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes:
Forests and trees are crucial to the lives of many Ugandans, especially the rural communities who rely on them for food, employment and as an income earning initiative.
This is achieved through increased resilience of human made and natural growing of tree species for both wood and provision of fuel energy, including other wood products.
As such scientists at Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in partnership with other stakeholders including the Ministry of Agriculture have been carrying out initiatives with rural communities across the country in a bid to increase the forest cover to sustain people’s needs. Seeds of Gold caught up with Leonidas Hitimana, the projects coordinator of Sawlog production grant scheme at FAO and below he explains the best practices of tree farming. Read more