reforestation

Strengthening local institutions is key to ensuring the involvement of smallholder farmers in payments for environmental service (PES) deals. PRESA worked with Nature Harness Initiatives (NAHI) in Uganda to prepare local stakeholders for participation in carbon PES along River Wambabya in the Albertine Rift, and watershed PES at the Rushebeya-Kanyabaha wetland. The work involved cataloguing the […]

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Submitted by Yvonne Otieno (World Agroforestry Centre) Trees growing on farms will be essential to future development. As the number of trees in forests is declining every year, the number of trees on farms is increasing. Marking the launch of the International Year of Forest by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF9) in New […]

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Ecobank Malawi, a pan African Bank present in 31 countries, has pledged continued support to over 170 small holder farmers to plant trees in Ntchisi District, central region of Malawi. The project, where farmers will be receiving cash in exchange for investing land and labor, is aimed at promoting the planting of the indigenous M’bawa […]

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By Gerald Kairu, Ecotrust Uganda Carbon offsetting in south western and western parts of Uganda is a relatively new approach to mitigate climate change in the region. It is implemented by the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST) under the Trees for Global Benefit Program, but has received additional support from ICRAF through the Pro-poor […]

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Three PRESA partners are currently in Finland, attending a course titled, “Environmental Services in Forest Management.” By the end of the course on 20th August, the three will have acquired new skills in managing environmental services. Gerald Kairu from Ecotrust Uganda, Ndeshi Munisi from the Horticultural Research Institute -Tengeru, Tanzania and Miika Mäkelä from the […]

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