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Uganda

Uganda

Trees for the Future is working with thousands of Ugandan farmers, many of whom are still feeling the effects of civil conflicts dating back to the 90’s. Many Ugandans were displaced by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army, and while many have since returned to their homes, the upheavel has had lasting impact on food and income security.

With training from local TREES staff, Ugandan farmers are learning how to create resilient farming systems that can sustainably support them and their families for generations to come.

About Uganda

Population:

42,700,000

Percent below poverty line:

21%

Percent that lack nutrition:

30%

Percent of labor force working in agriculture:

64%

Uganda Projects

Our Work

Started work in:

2014

Number of Trees for the Future projects:

7

Total number beneficiaries:

18,000

Total number of trees planted:

16,800,000

Meet the Uganda Team

Stories from Uganda

Agroforestry Students Become the Teachers in Plant it Forward Program

Uganda

Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) is built on education and training, they teach farmers how to sustainably improve their land for the good of the farmer and the… Read More

Ugandan Farmer Finds Success Despite COVID-19

Uganda

Six months ago, 40-year old Ugandan farmer Nangira Mary was struggling to feed her family of 12. Today, she is growing enough food to feed the entire household and earn a living. Nangira joined… Read More

The Forest Garden: An Unsung Hero

Uganda

Poor nutrition and food insecurity have rocked rural areas across Africa for years and, at the same time, smallholder farmers are seeing less success in the increasingly challenging world of… Read More

Lake Victoria Flooding

Uganda

East Africa’s rainy season this year wreaked havoc on the region from March to May, causing destructive and deadly flash floods, landslides and sinkholes. More than 481,000 people are now displaced… Read More

Will the COVID-19 Economic Crisis Hit Nonprofits and Their Beneficiaries?

Uganda

The Great Recession brought two years of reduced charitable giving in the US   COVID-19 has brought daily routines to a screeching halt around the world. It has changed the way we live,… Read More

Humanity with Nature: A Farmer Series

Uganda

Humans and nature are intrinsically linked. Explore our Humanity with Nature series to meet some human beings who are setting an example for restoring, protecting, and preserving nature.   … Read More

20 New Projects

Uganda

Trees for the Future Launches 20 New Projects Training 8,000+ Farmers, Planting Millions of Trees   Silver Spring, MD (April 30, 2020) - Regenerative agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the… Read More

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture

Uganda

8 Women Making Strides in African Agriculture and Why it Matters As with many male-dominant industries, it has been historically difficult for women to excel in agriculture. Around the globe, women… Read More

Desert Locusts

Uganda

Are Forest Gardens a Match for Desert Locusts? Forest Garden farmers in East Africa are anxiously awaiting the growing desert locust swarms plaguing the Horn of Africa for the last two months. The… Read More

Ugandan Farmer Carol’s Success

Uganda

Written by Charity Nalwoga - February 18, 2020 Ugandan Farmer Ends Food Scarcity for Her Family and Community In Aboke, Uganda, a modest restaurant serves locals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carol… Read More

Training of Trainers, Uganda, June 2019

Uganda

Trees for the Future (TREES) invited 16 agriculture and forestry professionals to the Training of Trainers (ToT) in Mbale, Uganda including: future technicians, three partner cooperatives, and… Read More

Meet Brandy Lellou, Director of Programs

Uganda

Get to know Trees for the Future's Director of Programs Brandy Lellou Written by Brandy Lellou In 2005, after just returning from seven years working in the northwest African desert country of… Read More

Teaching a Man to Fish

Uganda

Teaching a Man to Fish: How Trees for the Future Trains Farmers for Sustainable Change Building An Educational Support System Trees for the Future’s collaborative, educational approach to… Read More

Forest Gardens and Beekeeping: Friends with Benefits

Uganda

July 17, 2017 By Elizabeth Norikane, East Africa Communications Specialist   Honeybees contribute to more than a third of all agricultural production, significantly enhance biodiversity, and… Read More

A Recipe for Success: Natural Pesticide in Uganda

Uganda

July 5, 2017 By Elizabeth Norikane, East Africa Communications Specialist   Mixing a few common plants and materials found around her home, Ajok Lilly has found a way to naturally keep bugs and… Read More