We are less than $60 dollars away from our original goal! THANK YOU!
Currently, TREES team members are conducting sample surveys as part of our annual monitoring and evaluation system. A sample size is selected for a 95% (+/-5%) confidence level. Using ArcGIS, families are randomly selected from each project for an in-depth survey (in four areas): 1) General demographics: family size, age, education levels, gender 2) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) with helps us determine how forest gardens are impacting the dietary and nutritional improvements of each family. 3) FAO Household Food Insecurity Access Scale Survey (HFIAS) which helps us gauge each families access to food. 4) Household resilience reflecting a family’s increased economic resilience.
Rainy season is upon us in Uganda. Next month, the timber seedlings such as Grevellia robusta, Maesopsis eminii, Albizia Chinesis and African Mahogany will be planted.
To date, our Lira project farmers have planted a variety of 1,178, 892 trees and our Kole participants 1,195,129 in their Forest Gardens.
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In September and October, our farmer participants in the Lira and Kole projects outplanted more than 88,000 seedlings consisting of several agroforestry species in living fences around their Forest Garden plots, including Leucaena leucocephala, Jatropha curcas, Moringa oleifera and Calliandra calothyrsus. They also planted an improved variety of banana suckers which will produce much more quickly than the locally-grown banana.
A vital part of our program is field school training. Farmers were trained in October on how to create and maintain a timber nursery. As part of the nursery, they received timber tree species such as Grevellia robusta, Maesopsis eminii, Albizia Chinesis and African Mahogany. The timber seedlings will be outplanted during the next rainy season in March of next year.
To date, our Lira project farmers have planted a variety of 1,130,230 trees and our Kole participants 1,152,957 in their Forest Gardens.
Thank you for your investment in the lives of these farmers in Uganda. Please consider renewing your commitment to this work to complete this targeted project.
In September and October, our Iguguno Forest Garden project participants worked diligently to grow their tree nurseries for the outplanting season coming up in December. Fast-growing agroforestry and hardwood timber seedlings such as Acacia polyacantha, Gliricidia sepium and Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, will be planted to secure the boundary of each plot and also placed in small woodlots in rows which will act as windbreaks to protect crops within the field.
A vital part of our program is training. Farmers received training on timber outplanting in October. During this training, our staff also demonstrated how to make organic pesticide from local ingredients found around the homestead to treat both pests, such as termites, as well as disease affecting fruits and vegetables. All will help enable that the forest garden is sustained.
To date, our Iguguno project farmers have planted 673,453 fuel, fodder, fruit and timber trees throughout their Forest Gardens.
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