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Battling Encroachment in Uganda’s Natural Forest Reserves By Miriam Mukama Endowed with evergreen leaves, there is a sense of light filtering through the huge trees that are more than 10 feet tall. The scent of the compositing leaves and crackling branches gives one the sense of being surrounded by nature. Some would call it the …

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By Miriam Mukama Over the years, tree farming in Uganda has significantly improved with support from the National Forestry Authority (NFA). This is evident in the rising number of forests existing around the country. However, there has been a rise in privately owned forests too mainly carried out by commercial tree farming , which though …

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By Priscilla Muhairwe SYSTEMS, STRATEGIES AND LAWS THAT GOVERN THE FORESTRY SECTOR Forestry is a very important sector for the lives of millions of Ugandans, especially the poorest sections of society. Many people depend on forest resources to improve their livelihoods. The lack of guidelines and governance in the forestry institution, therefore, can be quite …

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By Tracy Gwambe and Priscilla Muhairwe Reversing effects of deforestation Even if some land use practices like agriculture and settlement are not done for selfish purposes, the illegal encroachment on the country’s forest reserveshas resulted to deforestation with its attendant devastating effects to the tourism sector, wild life andclimate change. According toMrLevi Etwodu,the Acting Director …

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