The project has already planted around 1.3 million indigenous trees over the past four years, of which 75% have grown successfully, across the 25km2 project site. This planting has taken place in the places where it is most urgently needed for the Chimpanzee population.
Uganda's reforestation project didn't just about tree-planting projects. While it involves replanting trees and vegetation in previously forested areas affected by natural or unnatural disturbances, local residents and farmers; it emphasized the importance of the SDGs by providing a series of trainings on education, health, economics, and leadership.
The project has already planted around 1.3 million indigenous trees over the past four years, of which 75% have grown successfully, across the 25km2 project site. In addition, owners of natural forests used by chimpanzees have been supported by contributing to costs of their children's education on the condition that local forests are conserved.
A series of training about conservation farming, new income sources, building and use of more fuel-efficient stoves, HIV/AIDS, water quality, benefits of trees, erosion control, water quality, leadership skills provided free of charge to the local people and farmers while the solutions were implemented in the field.
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In this project, carried out with other local stakeholders in Uganda, a need-solution methodology was applied for applications in deforested areas. In order to ensure that the practices turn into a sustainable value, DGB organized a series of free social & economic workshops for the farmers and the society in the region. In this way, it has been ensured that the people of the region become more socially and economically aware individuals.
Our local team led by Dr. McLennan is a 25-strong field team composed of local Ugandans, mostly from villages within the project area. The manager and senior planting team are all qualified foresters and agriculturalists. Based full-time in the project area, daily field presence is increased, while keeping running costs low. The tree growing and planting program is well-established regionally, with a strong capacity to grow further (i.e. with sufficient funds additional nurseries can be established and our targets increased).
DGB has deployed an innovative and award winning 18 data collection system that consists of battery-operated smartphones, GPS receivers, data, and image uploads through laptops or internet access points to monitor project activities. The data collection is conducted by trained local representatives, called Quantifiers, who are often Small Group members. They travel to each specific project area by walking, bikes, and local buses. DGB does not own any vehicles.
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