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Museveni directive on charcoal trade biting

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority has vowed to continue enforcing the president’s directive on charcoal products and trade despite the growing outcry over the skyrocketing prices. In May this year, President Museveni issued Executive Order No 3 which, among others banned the production of and …

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NFA impounds 200 tons of charcoal in Gulu

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority (NFA) has impounded an estimated 200 tons of charcoal in a crackdown on the illegal movement of forest products from the Acholi Sub-region. The operation was jointly undertaken with the Environmental Police Protection Unit (EPPU) and targeted defiant charcoal businessmen …

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MAK 100 YEARS: Absa Bank Uganda plants 300 trees in Kabanyolo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Staff from Absa Bank Uganda have planted 300 trees and adopted 100 indigenous trees at the Makerere University School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Botanical Garden. The new Botanical Garden is found at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo, as part of the …

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FINCA Uganda, NFA start 60-hectare forest restoration initiative

  Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | FINCA Uganda and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) have partnered to restore 60 hectares of forest land in the country in the next five years. This corporate social responsibility program to commemorate FINCA’s 30th anniversary in Uganda will involve restoration planting in 10 …

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Health and safety in forestry sector

Study shows that it can reduce business costs and improve productivity for Uganda’s small-scale sawmillers | ZAINABU KAKUNGULU | 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 …

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Gabon to be paid $150 million to fight deforestation

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 …

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Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest fires

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Portugal is to reduce the number of eucalyptus groves after the highly flammable plant was blamed for last month’s deadly forest fires. Parliament voted for the measure Wednesday as part of ongoing forest law reforms that started in April, before the blaze in the central Pedrogao …

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