A cooperative multi-benefit community scheme. Combining carbon sequestration with rural livelihood enrichment, it initiates community led agroforestry and ecosystem services to enhance sustainable land-use practices.
Tree’s For Global Benefits reduces destructive exploitation of natural resources, enhances ecosystem diversity, and protects vulnerable communities.
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Tree’s For Global Benefits (TGB), the UN SEED 2013 Global Award Winner, is a carbon sequestration and community livelihood programme in Uganda, linking small scale landholding farmers to the voluntary carbon market.
It delivers long term, verifiable socio-economic and environmental benefits by recognising and supporting small scale community farmers who undertake sustainable, ecosystem focused, forestry and agroforestry projects.
Ecosystems and carbon sequestration are enhanced as farmers are rewarded for pursuing practices such as indigenous tree planting and protection of wildlife corridors. Through diversification of crop, and access to the carbon market, rural farmers and their families experience heightened income stability, food and fuel security.
Trees for Global Benefit won the 2013 UN SEED Award for being an exceptional social and environmental low carbon enterprise. The award recognizes TGB’s achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship so far, its promising efforts to promote economic growth, social development and environmental protection in Uganda, and not least the potential of its partnership to inspire others.
The project is operating across 5 districts in Uganda: Hoima, Kasese, Masindi, Rubirizi, Mt.Elgon.
CO2 sequestration is enhanced through uptake by trees and enhanced capabilities of vegetation and soils.
Rural smallholders are engaging with, and pursuing, sustainable practices to rejuvenate indigenous tree cover; enhancing local ecosystems and restoring carbon balance.
Farmers are rewarded for climate change mitigation, diversifying their income and increasing food, fuel, and income security.