UGANDA

REFORESTATION KIKONDA

The Kikonda Forest Project is located in Eastern Africa. Over the last twenty years, more than 8,000,000 million trees had been planted in the project, covering an area larger than 10,000 soccer fields. These trees will store over 1,000,000 tons of CO2.

Project Start2002

Certification according to

GoldStandard, FSC

 

 

REFORESTATION

Planted forest alternate with areas where natural regeneration of trees and shrubs is protected. The project forms a mosaic  of biodiversity in a landscape dominated by agriculture. Water balance and soil fertility are carefully managed to ensure the long-term existence of the forest.

CLIMATE IMPACT

Most of the timber in Uganda still comes from uncontrolled logging. The Project offers a sustainable alternative that reduces the pressure on protected forests.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The project covers an area the size of more than 10,000 soccer fields and provides a livelihood for over 600 people and their families.200 people are employed by the project and receive capacity building.

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PEOPLE

In addition to a secure income for the workers, the population benefits from the voluntary services of the project like provision of accommodation for employees, medical care, support for local schools and a long-term program to increase agricultural productivity & improvement of water supply.

 

Biodiversity

About one-fifth of Kikonda is exempt from cultivation and has been placed under protection as a biodiversity corridor. Kikonda is home to more than 50 species of birds and around 15 species of mammals.