Save Lives and Biodiversity Conservation in Farm Forestry Land

Pre-assess - Understand
Agree
Pre-assess - Inspired
Agree
Pre-assess - Engaged
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Skills
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Stand Up
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Reach Out
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Others
Strongly Agree
Injustice - Importance
Boost biodiversity conservation awareness and farm forestry among the various stakeholders in Arua district, in order to create deep rooted sustainability in terms of income, environment and wildlife conservation and training the communities on alternative charcoal briquettes making to avoid cutting trees and conserve the wildlife species
Injustice - Who Affected
-Soil cover will be eroded
-Loss of wildlife species and different species will disapper as the forest is cut down
-Loss of tourism activities and hence low revenure GDP due to forest cover cutting for commercial value
Injustice - How Affected
-Cutting trees and burning for woodfuel and settlement
Injustice - Who Causes
-Human activities eg cutting tree for charcoal or construction
-Wild bush fire
Injustice - Why
-Lack of awareness and ignorance about the importance of biodiversity
Initial Problem Statement
Uganda has the world's third-highest birth rate, with 47.8 births per 1,000 people. Such exponential population growth puts the country’s population in dire need for multiplicity of resources. The country continues to rely on woody biomass for its domestic fuel consumption. Other products such as timber, poles and non-timber forest products are also collected from the forests. To make it worse, majority of these products derive from natural forests that are in protected areas and on private land rather than from farm or plantation forests. The pressure of the current population demands is quickly leading to absolute loss of most of the forest cover and the associated products, as well as the various flora and fauna that previously existed because of the forests.
Forests play a big role in livilihood security, and poverty alleviation. Forests also provide a broader economic benefit by stablising the environment locally, regionally and internationally. They are the key element in terms of carbon sequestration and rainfall formation. In uganda, several civil society organisations, community based organisations and concerned conservationists have started projects aimed at disseminating knowledge about the importance of forests in biodiversity conservatioon. In addition, many people with the help of external donors have managed to implement afforestrations drives through promotion of farm forestry, agro-forestry, community forestry, and many other activities aimed at improving livilihood, and at the same promoting forest conservation.
Farm forestry incorporates forestry related activities and the use of trees around the farm. This includes planting of woodlots for fuel and wood products, for wind breaks, for shelter and shade for livestock and wild animals, for beautification and conservaion of biodiersity, to control soil erosion, to safeguard water quality, to lower saline water tables, to improve soil properties, and to conserve soil moisture. The history of human interaction with forests has been relentless clearing of forests to support agriculture, grazing animals, providing fuel interms of firewood, and building towns and cities. Good enough, there is now a strong move by some famers to reverse the trend and bring back trees in rural agricultural landscapes with the intention of restoring their lost biodiversity as well as for profit through sale of forestry products. Such a move has resulted from frequent education programmes provided by enthusiastic forest conservationists and civil society organisations by the help of funds from external donors and the government.
In the poor rural households of Uganda, this is a rational response to improving livelihoods and living standards. Middle class Ugandans, farmers and small investiment syndicates are becoming aware of the potential of the forestry business, making small scale farm forestry more significant. Farmerss in Arua district are strongly motivated towards caring for the environment and passing on the farm, and the knowledge the next generation. This kind of passion among the farmers is very exemplery and will lead to many more farmers adopting the same tecnology/business.

The aim of this project is to boost biodiversity conservation awareness and farm forestry among the various stakeholders in Terego county, Arua district, in order to create deep rooted sustainability in terms of income, environment and wildlife conservation

Interview - Who
The local communities and refugees from South Sudan
Interview - How They Feel
They felt so bad and suggested solutions to be implemented immidiately to avoid future generations lossing all the species bioderversity
Interview - How Affected
Rain patterns have changed for many years, the soil cover is left eroded and bare, nothing left to attract rains, corp failures as a result the rich soil cover been washed, crops have poor yield, and low quantity harvested for teh house holds, more these house holds have earning less than 1$ per day creating vicious circle of povery.

There is a disaster ahead, and the population is increasing, and more worst the population is unproductive mostly more than 50% are below age 30, as the families donot embrass family planning methods of bath controls a strong taboo leading to unproductive worksforce and semi skilled due to inapproapriate education
Interview - Why They Feel That Way
Their misery is seen when they sleep hungry or poor harvests when the food is dried in the garden and little quality harvests are realised
Interview - How Involved
Awareness and involving them in planning processes, encouraging them to conserve the soil by afforestation, planting legume crops and maintaining family methods to save the little resources
Root Cause
The study was designed to examine the causes and effects of deforestation. The capacity resource base of forests cannot be under estimated in the economy of Uganda. The study was conducted in three sub-counties of Sironko district that exhibit high incidences of deforestation. The study was guided by two hypotheses: That the demand for forest products, agricultural land and construction materials have no major influence on forests and that there are no important effects of deforestation in Buwalasi, Buteza and Buyobo sub-counties. The study used a descriptive research design with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The samples used in the study consisted of household heads, forest product traders, and district and sub-county key informants. The data was collected using questionnaires, oral interviews, records and observation. The quantitative data was analyzed using Chi square (x2) to test the hypotheses while the qualitative data was analyzed on the basis of content analysis where emerging themes were identified. The empirical data from the secondary sources was analyzed using linear regression. They study inter-alia established that human activities were the most threat to forests. Forests are a national resource base but because they have been depleted have affected the employment and incomes of people at different levels. The following recommendations among others are suggested; Preventive measures guarding against over exploitation and creation of mass awareness on sustainable forest harvesting. Further research on the impact of agro-forestry on sustainable forests’ development is also recommended.
Compassionate Insight - Injustice
We have started afforestation campaign with a seed grant from US.Embassy Uganda https://ug.usembassy.gov/2017-julia-taft-refugee-fund/#.WcusXI-XmNc.linkedin, Our local NGO www.worldactionfund.org, which I manage this, we need more support from you
Compassionate Insight - Address
Civil wars from South Sudan, refugees are settled on forest land this has put pressure on the biodiversity
Compassionate Insight - Action
Afforestation, training teh communities on alternative sources of energy eg training them on charcoal briquette making, making energy saving stoves
Plan - Goals
To restore the ecosystem and improve on conservation
Plan - Compassion
Engaging Partners, friends and individual, envrionmental conservationists, supporting in donations to buy seedings and train communities on best practices of farming and alternative sources of wood fuel
Plan - Courage
By personally engaging in active conservation campaigns and lobbying support from wellwishers to voluntarily donate to restore the enviornment
Plan - Collaborate
Inviting technical persons, volunteers and lover of environment with climatic change knowledge, working together to implement environment and biodiversity, joint project undertakings.
Grant access from donor organisation will also greatly support this project
Plan - Direction
Monitoring and evaluation methods to monitor the project's progress and evluating the impact on the communities and eco system
Plan - Steps
Tree seedling plantation (afforestation) alternative source of wood fuel and replace natural forests
Community environmental awareness
Alternative use of energy sources eg charcoal briquettes
Training in good farming methods i.e agro forestry
Training communities to make energy saving stoves
Grant - Resource
Resource
Media campaign on afforestation
Cost
11.00
Grant - Confirm Age
Yes
Grant - Confirm Use
Yes
Grant - Confirm Start
Yes
Grant - Confirm End
Yes
Grant - Confirm Report
Yes
Payment - PF Affiliated
No
Payment - Bank Account
No
Payment - E-Check
No
Payment - Agree to Terms
No
Grant - Total
11.00
Reflect - Accelerator
No
Details - Public
Yes
Project Comments
Comment
Thanks for posting your project, Peter!

As part of the process of completing peacemaking projects, Peace First staff give formal feedback on important steps of the project. One of those steps is the compassionate insight.

I enjoyed reading your project and what the young people are trying to achieve through this project! It would be great to try to make your insight as clear as you can, so that other Peace First members would understand it better! You can use the compassionate tool here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-4-compassionate-insight, which will help you in re-writing your compassionate insight.

We would also encourage everyone who is at this stage of their project to work towards deepening their understanding of the injustice they're focusing on. Thus, it would be great to use the problem and solution tree to discover the root causes and consequences of your chosen injustice and it will guide you to more solutions. Here are some resources on how to do that: https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion

Thanks again for sharing your project with Peace First members, and we are looking forward to your next steps of the project!

Please let us know if you need any help with this!
Commentor
Comment Date
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:57
Comment
Thanks Amani,
By training them in innovative ideas, or travel exchange programs and these children in gamely events and other scholarship programs
Commentor
Comment Date
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:00
Comment
Thanks for sharing, Peter! Please let us know how can we help these young people?
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:48
Comment
Dear Amani
Thanks for getting back. Happy new year we have involved young people of age 8-25, through drama listen to the youtube clips here https://youtu.be/DQ6oeJ7UOZw
https://youtu.be/0Q7_DvW3jRA
https://youtu.be/k8dXuwxMquM

The roles of the young people,we involve them in demostration site to plant fruit trees, we engage them to form clubs in schools and communities and we empower them to carry the importance of trees
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:08
Comment
Hi Peter and Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the project that World Action Fund is currently implementing. Could you please share with us the age of the young people and what are the roles that they are playing in the implementation of this project?
Commentor
Comment Date
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:52
Comment
Hi Peter, at this time we don't support crowdfundraising projects but are happy to give advice to any young people you are working with on how to crowdfundraise effectively :)
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:20
Comment
Thanks, we would love to have crowdfundraising project with you, if accepted
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 11/03/2017 - 05:25
Comment
Hi Peter -- sounds like really important youth-serving work you are doing. We would love to offer you any tools we can to help unemployed youth in the area build their skills in creating projects. Have you seen our facilitator guide? You can read it here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/facilitator-manual
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:08
Comment
Dear Fish
Thanks for your reponse, we are handling this projects 90% is including youths in livelihood projects, and I applied as an NGO to improve the lives of unemployed youths in the area who have no skills in writing such a project.

Thank you
Peter
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:57
Comment
Hi Peter, this sounds like a really important project -- a really innovative solution to a critical injustice. Unfortunately, we can only provide support to youth-led projects (organizations or initiative run by people under 25 years old). However, if you do end up supporting a youth-led conservation project as part of your work, we'd be thrilled to provide support to that.

We also hope that you'll share your considerable expertise with the young people on our site, especially those who have projects relating to the environment!
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:45
Slug
save-lives-and-biodiversity-conservation-farm-forestry-land
Project V1 ID
3287
Details - Video
Step
8.10
Pre-assess - Understand
Agree
Pre-assess - Inspired
Agree
Pre-assess - Engaged
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Skills
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Stand Up
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Reach Out
Strongly Agree
Pre-assess - Others
Strongly Agree
Injustice - Importance
Boost biodiversity conservation awareness and farm forestry among the various stakeholders in Arua district, in order to create deep rooted sustainability in terms of income, environment and wildlife conservation and training the communities on alternative charcoal briquettes making to avoid cutting trees and conserve the wildlife species
Injustice - Who Affected
-Soil cover will be eroded
-Loss of wildlife species and different species will disapper as the forest is cut down
-Loss of tourism activities and hence low revenure GDP due to forest cover cutting for commercial value
Injustice - How Affected
-Cutting trees and burning for woodfuel and settlement
Injustice - Who Causes
-Human activities eg cutting tree for charcoal or construction
-Wild bush fire
Injustice - Why
-Lack of awareness and ignorance about the importance of biodiversity
Initial Problem Statement
Uganda has the world's third-highest birth rate, with 47.8 births per 1,000 people. Such exponential population growth puts the country’s population in dire need for multiplicity of resources. The country continues to rely on woody biomass for its domestic fuel consumption. Other products such as timber, poles and non-timber forest products are also collected from the forests. To make it worse, majority of these products derive from natural forests that are in protected areas and on private land rather than from farm or plantation forests. The pressure of the current population demands is quickly leading to absolute loss of most of the forest cover and the associated products, as well as the various flora and fauna that previously existed because of the forests.
Forests play a big role in livilihood security, and poverty alleviation. Forests also provide a broader economic benefit by stablising the environment locally, regionally and internationally. They are the key element in terms of carbon sequestration and rainfall formation. In uganda, several civil society organisations, community based organisations and concerned conservationists have started projects aimed at disseminating knowledge about the importance of forests in biodiversity conservatioon. In addition, many people with the help of external donors have managed to implement afforestrations drives through promotion of farm forestry, agro-forestry, community forestry, and many other activities aimed at improving livilihood, and at the same promoting forest conservation.
Farm forestry incorporates forestry related activities and the use of trees around the farm. This includes planting of woodlots for fuel and wood products, for wind breaks, for shelter and shade for livestock and wild animals, for beautification and conservaion of biodiersity, to control soil erosion, to safeguard water quality, to lower saline water tables, to improve soil properties, and to conserve soil moisture. The history of human interaction with forests has been relentless clearing of forests to support agriculture, grazing animals, providing fuel interms of firewood, and building towns and cities. Good enough, there is now a strong move by some famers to reverse the trend and bring back trees in rural agricultural landscapes with the intention of restoring their lost biodiversity as well as for profit through sale of forestry products. Such a move has resulted from frequent education programmes provided by enthusiastic forest conservationists and civil society organisations by the help of funds from external donors and the government.
In the poor rural households of Uganda, this is a rational response to improving livelihoods and living standards. Middle class Ugandans, farmers and small investiment syndicates are becoming aware of the potential of the forestry business, making small scale farm forestry more significant. Farmerss in Arua district are strongly motivated towards caring for the environment and passing on the farm, and the knowledge the next generation. This kind of passion among the farmers is very exemplery and will lead to many more farmers adopting the same tecnology/business.

The aim of this project is to boost biodiversity conservation awareness and farm forestry among the various stakeholders in Terego county, Arua district, in order to create deep rooted sustainability in terms of income, environment and wildlife conservation

Interview - Who
The local communities and refugees from South Sudan
Interview - How They Feel
They felt so bad and suggested solutions to be implemented immidiately to avoid future generations lossing all the species bioderversity
Interview - How Affected
Rain patterns have changed for many years, the soil cover is left eroded and bare, nothing left to attract rains, corp failures as a result the rich soil cover been washed, crops have poor yield, and low quantity harvested for teh house holds, more these house holds have earning less than 1$ per day creating vicious circle of povery.

There is a disaster ahead, and the population is increasing, and more worst the population is unproductive mostly more than 50% are below age 30, as the families donot embrass family planning methods of bath controls a strong taboo leading to unproductive worksforce and semi skilled due to inapproapriate education
Interview - Why They Feel That Way
Their misery is seen when they sleep hungry or poor harvests when the food is dried in the garden and little quality harvests are realised
Interview - How Involved
Awareness and involving them in planning processes, encouraging them to conserve the soil by afforestation, planting legume crops and maintaining family methods to save the little resources
Root Cause
The study was designed to examine the causes and effects of deforestation. The capacity resource base of forests cannot be under estimated in the economy of Uganda. The study was conducted in three sub-counties of Sironko district that exhibit high incidences of deforestation. The study was guided by two hypotheses: That the demand for forest products, agricultural land and construction materials have no major influence on forests and that there are no important effects of deforestation in Buwalasi, Buteza and Buyobo sub-counties. The study used a descriptive research design with both qualitative and quantitative methods. The samples used in the study consisted of household heads, forest product traders, and district and sub-county key informants. The data was collected using questionnaires, oral interviews, records and observation. The quantitative data was analyzed using Chi square (x2) to test the hypotheses while the qualitative data was analyzed on the basis of content analysis where emerging themes were identified. The empirical data from the secondary sources was analyzed using linear regression. They study inter-alia established that human activities were the most threat to forests. Forests are a national resource base but because they have been depleted have affected the employment and incomes of people at different levels. The following recommendations among others are suggested; Preventive measures guarding against over exploitation and creation of mass awareness on sustainable forest harvesting. Further research on the impact of agro-forestry on sustainable forests’ development is also recommended.
Compassionate Insight - Injustice
We have started afforestation campaign with a seed grant from US.Embassy Uganda https://ug.usembassy.gov/2017-julia-taft-refugee-fund/#.WcusXI-XmNc.linkedin, Our local NGO www.worldactionfund.org, which I manage this, we need more support from you
Compassionate Insight - Address
Civil wars from South Sudan, refugees are settled on forest land this has put pressure on the biodiversity
Compassionate Insight - Action
Afforestation, training teh communities on alternative sources of energy eg training them on charcoal briquette making, making energy saving stoves
Plan - Goals
To restore the ecosystem and improve on conservation
Plan - Compassion
Engaging Partners, friends and individual, envrionmental conservationists, supporting in donations to buy seedings and train communities on best practices of farming and alternative sources of wood fuel
Plan - Courage
By personally engaging in active conservation campaigns and lobbying support from wellwishers to voluntarily donate to restore the enviornment
Plan - Collaborate
Inviting technical persons, volunteers and lover of environment with climatic change knowledge, working together to implement environment and biodiversity, joint project undertakings.
Grant access from donor organisation will also greatly support this project
Plan - Direction
Monitoring and evaluation methods to monitor the project's progress and evluating the impact on the communities and eco system
Plan - Steps
Tree seedling plantation (afforestation) alternative source of wood fuel and replace natural forests
Community environmental awareness
Alternative use of energy sources eg charcoal briquettes
Training in good farming methods i.e agro forestry
Training communities to make energy saving stoves
Grant - Resource
Resource
Media campaign on afforestation
Cost
11.00
Grant - Confirm Age
Yes
Grant - Confirm Use
Yes
Grant - Confirm Start
Yes
Grant - Confirm End
Yes
Grant - Confirm Report
Yes
Payment - PF Affiliated
No
Payment - Bank Account
No
Payment - E-Check
No
Payment - Agree to Terms
No
Grant - Total
11.00
Reflect - Accelerator
No
Details - Public
Yes
Project Comments
Comment
Thanks for posting your project, Peter!

As part of the process of completing peacemaking projects, Peace First staff give formal feedback on important steps of the project. One of those steps is the compassionate insight.

I enjoyed reading your project and what the young people are trying to achieve through this project! It would be great to try to make your insight as clear as you can, so that other Peace First members would understand it better! You can use the compassionate tool here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-4-compassionate-insight, which will help you in re-writing your compassionate insight.

We would also encourage everyone who is at this stage of their project to work towards deepening their understanding of the injustice they're focusing on. Thus, it would be great to use the problem and solution tree to discover the root causes and consequences of your chosen injustice and it will guide you to more solutions. Here are some resources on how to do that: https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion

Thanks again for sharing your project with Peace First members, and we are looking forward to your next steps of the project!

Please let us know if you need any help with this!
Commentor
Comment Date
Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:57
Comment
Thanks Amani,
By training them in innovative ideas, or travel exchange programs and these children in gamely events and other scholarship programs
Commentor
Comment Date
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:00
Comment
Thanks for sharing, Peter! Please let us know how can we help these young people?
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:48
Comment
Dear Amani
Thanks for getting back. Happy new year we have involved young people of age 8-25, through drama listen to the youtube clips here https://youtu.be/DQ6oeJ7UOZw
https://youtu.be/0Q7_DvW3jRA
https://youtu.be/k8dXuwxMquM

The roles of the young people,we involve them in demostration site to plant fruit trees, we engage them to form clubs in schools and communities and we empower them to carry the importance of trees
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 17:08
Comment
Hi Peter and Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the project that World Action Fund is currently implementing. Could you please share with us the age of the young people and what are the roles that they are playing in the implementation of this project?
Commentor
Comment Date
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:52
Comment
Hi Peter, at this time we don't support crowdfundraising projects but are happy to give advice to any young people you are working with on how to crowdfundraise effectively :)
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:20
Comment
Thanks, we would love to have crowdfundraising project with you, if accepted
Commentor
Comment Date
Fri, 11/03/2017 - 05:25
Comment
Hi Peter -- sounds like really important youth-serving work you are doing. We would love to offer you any tools we can to help unemployed youth in the area build their skills in creating projects. Have you seen our facilitator guide? You can read it here: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/facilitator-manual
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 13:08
Comment
Dear Fish
Thanks for your reponse, we are handling this projects 90% is including youths in livelihood projects, and I applied as an NGO to improve the lives of unemployed youths in the area who have no skills in writing such a project.

Thank you
Peter
Commentor
Comment Date
Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:57
Comment
Hi Peter, this sounds like a really important project -- a really innovative solution to a critical injustice. Unfortunately, we can only provide support to youth-led projects (organizations or initiative run by people under 25 years old). However, if you do end up supporting a youth-led conservation project as part of your work, we'd be thrilled to provide support to that.

We also hope that you'll share your considerable expertise with the young people on our site, especially those who have projects relating to the environment!
Commentor
Comment Date
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:45
Slug
save-lives-and-biodiversity-conservation-farm-forestry-land
Project V1 ID
3287
Details - Video
Step
8.10