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Managing forests near refugee settlements

Uganda designs blueprint based on largest camp at Bidibidi Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Uganda government together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have come up with a five year plan to manage forests in …

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Africa has role in mitigation of climate change effects: Museveni

Entebbe, Uganda | Xinhua | President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday that while the developed world must reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Africa should play its part in stopping the destruction of forests and wetlands, which has contributed to adverse climate change effects. Museveni told reporters at State House Entebbe, 40 km …

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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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Buganda seeks special status over forests, wetlands

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda has asked the government to give kingdom leaders authority over natural resources such as forests and wetlands in the kingdom if they are to be saved from degradation. Buganda Minister for the environment, Mariam Nkalubo Mayanja called upon the government to grant the …

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UN chief calls for “tangible and credible” forest management

Forests act as natural filters, providing clean air and water, and they are havens of biological diversity United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for “tangible and credible” management of forests, which are “essential” for both human being and the planet. Forests “act as natural filters, …

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NFA halts planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority-NFA Executive Director Tom Obong Okello has halted the planting of non-indigenous trees in Mabira and Kisisita forest in Buikwe district. Okello who toured the two forests on Saturday was surprised that people who were approved by NFA to restore the …

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FAO to champion sustainable charcoal production

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s urban households have relied on charcoal as their source of energy for decades but there has been no deliberate efforts to facilitate sustainable production practices and technologies to conserve forests. The good news now is that the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United …

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