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Green Charcoal empowers rural women in Mubende district, Central Uganda

Mubende - Annet, a 30 year old mother of five living in Mubende town used to spend over UGX 115, 500 (about $35) every month on charcoal used to prepare food for her family. This was a big expense for…  


Youth from refugee settlements and host communities turn challenges into opportunities

As part of efforts to maintain the existing goodwill and enhance peaceful co-existence while building self-reliance among host communities and the refugees, the United Nations Development Programme…  


Uganda pioneers Lightning-Based Early Warning System

KAMPALA - Uganda’s weather reporting is destined to become one of the best in the East African region after the installation of a network of five all-in-one Total Solutions Automatic Weather Stations…  


Uganda Carbon Farmers receive first incentive under Payment for Environmental Services Fund

Sironko/Bulambuli- Florence Buhule’s crop harvest has increased in the last couple of months. The mother of six who survives on an acre of land along the densely populated slopes of Mt. Elgon has…  


Bee-keeping saving the environment in Sironko

SIRONKO - Five years ago, protecting the beautiful mountain lands he grew up on was not 35-year old Rogers Wangoda’s priority. Despite the fact that they are the source of his livelihood, all he…  


Community Revolving Fund promotes rural enterprise development and environmental protection

Sironko - Rose Nangoli’s herbal jelly has become popular in her village of Bukabombwe, Sironko district. Made from locally sourced materials such as avocado & aloe Vera that grow with ease in the…  


Modern conservation helps farmers prosper in the drylands

In the Lyantonde district of Uganda, farmer David Muhoozi Kiseetula is seeing big changes in his harvest – and his life – after his farmers’ cooperative received a grant for education and instruction…  


Bio-gas: Using cleaner renewable energy to protect the environment

It is scorching hot in Kabarongo village, deep in the green valleys of Lyatonde district. Grace Kyomugasho, a widow aged 67 years, sits on the veranda of her house. She is a local farmer here. She…  


Small Grants Changing Lives: Makanaga - Wetland Conservation changes a community

For James Ojowi, the vast Makanaga wetland in Bussi Islands, Wakiso district, was just another vast swathe of fertile land for agriculture.  


New efficient Charcoaling technologies save trees in Kamuli District

Eighteen years ago, Paul Kironde had no job, and no money to feed his young family of three. Producing charcoal was the only available source of income for the twenty-one-year old whose one acre of…  

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