This project will distribute fruit trees to 100 households to enable children and adults in the households have basic health derived from juice and also sell some to boost household income. Trees and forests also provide critical ecological services including: contributing directly to livelihoods and can complement other key components of poverty reduction (e.g. food production, education and primary health care)
In rural Uganda, most families are unable to purchase enough safe food, water, shelter or healthcare. As a result, many sell their fruit trees to international companies for lumber. This makes it even more difficult for families to get enough food, and contributes to environmental degradation. Reduced plant cover already contributes to dramatic climate changes in Uganda which in turn negatively impacts crop productivity
100 households will each receive 5 fruit trees so that they can sell the produce and increase plant cover in Uganda. They will also receive training on how to care for the trees, how to sell the fruit, and the importance of protecting the environment.
The organization will work with the local government environmental officer to train households on management of fruit trees and with the district production officer to help households with value addition. That way we can inform the community on how to protect and preserve the environment while also earning an income for their families.