Planting forest gardens in Uganda
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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.
Photos from the Mbale project
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 'Forest Gardens in Uganda' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals