Lowering Deforestation and Degradation in Uganda

Project Title: Uganda REDD+

In Uganda, agricultural expansion and demand for wood energy have led to widespread loss of forest cover. Winrock is supporting Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment to establish programs to reduce deforestation and forest degradation by encouraging climate-smart agriculture, increasing sustainably sourced wood supply, and advancing co-management between local communities and protected land managers. The emissions reduction programs developed by Winrock for Uganda will allow the country to receive its first national-scale Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) payments.

Funder: Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment
Project Start: 06/01/2019
Project End: 07/31/2020