Support Ugandan communities to Conserve Rwenzori

by Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST)

Summary

Support small scale farmers in the Rwenzoris in Uganda to restore degraded landscapes by increasing tree cover. Farmers are trained to implement forestry activities that suit their household needs
$395
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The project will work with 2000 small scale landholder households to reduce environmental degradation by increasing onfarm tree cover in Kasese District, Rwenzori Mountains. Poor land management in this World Heritage Site has resulted into significant degradation, compromising the ability of the landscape to support livelihoods. Clearance of vegetation has resulted into soil erosion and water siltation, reducing productivity and water quality. The project will restore 4000ha along major rivers.

Solution

ECOTRUST trains farmers to implement forestry activities suitable to their household needs; Estimates the carbon potential and sells it on the voluntary market; gives farmers performance – based payments and offers credit from a revolving fund.

Long-Term Impact

ECOTRUST will support 2000 rural poor households to invest in land-use practices that will improve environmental management for better livelihoods. The farmers will integrate tree planting as part of their long-term livelihood strategies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecotrust.or.ug
Organisation website
The carbon management system used by the project

Organization Information

Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST)

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.ecotrust.or.ug
Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST)
Project Leader:
Pauline Nantongo Kalunda
Kampala, Central Uganda

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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