Reforestation and Sustainable Agriculture
Reforestation and Community Education
Earth Keepers Centre plans an integrated reforestation, forest conservation and community education campaign in Uganda. The Smart by Nature: Nurseries of Excellence Project (SNNOE) will carry out reforestation and community education. It will encompass children and youth at schools and colleges. The SNNOE Project will spread its cost-effective by establishing several nurseries in the region to serve local communities. It’s one of many strategies that can help us fight climate change, while defending critical ecosystems.
Earth Keepers Centre of Kenya will start 100 small, local nurseries and plant 500,000-2,000,000 trees per year as they spread their reforestation model to Uganda. We will spread these nurseries and the plantings to Uganda. (Full detail available upon request.)
Sustainable Agriculture In Uganda
Agriculture is an important sector in the economy of Uganda. But farmers are already facing the new challenges posed by climate change. The degradation of land and water resources as well as other environmental impacts which are negative showing us the limits of highly intensive farming. While dependence on agriculture is such important but there is need to diversify the sources of livelihoods by having several alternative sources of income and creating jobs in case of agricultural hazards created by climate change.
We need to build the capacity of rural farmers to organize and market collectively. They need to graduate from using hand tools to higher technology, while training them in financial management and agroforestry.
Uganda’s Environmental Concern project seeks solidarity with international organizations in the struggle to save the planet. The project is a grassroots, humanitarian, NGO founded to promote sustainable development in Uganda through public education and empowerment. Our program is based on a strong social network, where community groups can learn about sustainable development.
We encourage sustainable income-generating activities to help our communities become self-sufficient, without depleting our natural resources. In order to empower our farmers and to encourage sustainable development, we have started the Sustainable Agriculture Support System for rural farmers in the region. It will include reforestation and agroforestry programs. It will train farmers how to adapt to the building forces of climate change, while not contributing to the problem.
The project is starting in Mukono District. Our goal is to expand this program across Uganda for maximum impact.