The Ugandan Government announced that it is on track to restore 2.5 million hectares of degraded land by the year 2030, a move aimed at increasing the country’s green cover.
This was echoed by the Permanent Secretary, ministry of water and Environment during the launch of the Site Species Matching Tool for forestry. The GFP is a tool which will help commercial tree growers to select suitable species for particular sites in Uganda to minimize losses.
Ugandan Government is progressing on restoring the 2.5 million hectares of degraded land by the year 2030. With tree farming increasingly becoming a profitable venture, not only in Uganda but on the international market, the demand for wood products and commercial forestry is growing.
Swift Geospatial and Gatsby Africa, the developers of the Site Species Matching Tool for forestry, are collaborating with National Forestry Resources Research Institute, National Forestry Resources Research Institute, Ministry of water and environment and National Forestry Authority to help commercial tree farmers minimize loses by selecting the right species of tree depending on the region.
The Permanent Secretary, ministry of water and Environment Alfred Okot Okidi launched the Geospatial Forestry Platform Site Species Matching Tool for forestry in Kampala.