Agroforestry Skills Development for tackling deforestation and improving farmer livelihoods in Uganda

Fairventures supports three vocational schools in Western Uganda to develop and implement agroforestry trainings. Students learn how they can prosper by planting trees mixed with other plants in agroforestry systems and how they can preserve and improve the quality of the soil. Alongside the development of the training module the schools receive support to establish nurseries and demonstration fields, so they are able to also conduct practical trainings and support their students with seedlings, tools and practice-oriented consultation. In addition, the farmers are connected to timber-processors that eventually will buy their timber. Fairventures partners with local industries to develop innovative timber products and safeguard markets for reforestation timber.