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Kiboga District, Uganda

by Community Forests International on May 7, 2010

Daimen and I arrived safe in Uganda and met with the members of SLINT (see Daimen's post). We had a long bumpy drive to a small village in the Kiboga district, called Kiyuni, where community members were eager to learn about nursery set-up and tree care. This was motivated by members of SLINT who provided the community with Avocado seedlings the previous year. In our trip, Dennis, the executive director of SLINT, brought various indigenous tree seeds from the National Forest Center in Kampala.

Dennis presenting indigenous seeds to Kiyuni village

Dennis presenting indigenous seeds to Kiyuni village

These seeds, along with a short workshop Daimen and I taught, were to start a community forestry project, as well as promoting self sufficient and sustainable ideas to members of  Kiyuni, a remote village with poor road access. Environmentally conscious and sustainable practices become necessary to villages such as Kiyuni, where reliance on external resources is not an option, and where these practices promote community self-sufficiency.

Me conducting nursery and tree-planting workshop in Kiyuni

Me conducting nursery and tree-planting workshop in Kiyuni

We hope to support Kiyuni further in their tree planting initiatives, through working with SLINT, as well as promoting environmental education and conservation and food security through using Permaculture techniques.

Meeting Kiyuni community members

Meeting Kiyuni community members

A few SLINT beneficiaries

A few SLINT beneficiaries

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