This project aims at improving peoples’ lives through environment protection strategies.
The following are the project objectives:
- To establish and sustainably manage a 2 acre mother garden of clonal eucalyptus trees
- To establish a clonal eucalyptus tree nursery to enable the production of high quality clonal eucalyptus plantlets
- To cause sustainable financial income generation from the established clonal eucalyptus tree nursery
- To promote skills of clonal eucalyptus plantation establishment and management among the target groups and the entire project clientele at large
- To make substantial returns on investment
The project is targeting the following categories of people:
Members of the implementing organization
By virtue of their socio-economic status and having formed theirselves into an organized forum with legal status, the project intends to benefit them through creation of gainful employment for them, and also having priority over acquisition of plantlets for plantation establishment on their respective land sites.
Members of the public
There are members of the public who are out there in need of clonal eucalyptus plantlets to enable them establish their forest plantations for purposes of environment protection, land protection from unauthorized squatters and value addition to their land when the trees develop into adult plantations that have the capacity to provide saw logs.
However, the project is also expected to benefit the following:
- The business owners who deal in forest plantation products. This is because the mere existence of forest plantations implies availability of forest products for sale and this creates business for the traders of those products
- The farming communities in the district in particular, and the entire country at large. These will benefit by working in conducive weather conditions that favour high yielding of crops, birds and animals
- The Government of the Republic of Uganda as an institution. This one will benefit by having a society with improved livelihood, and contribution to national revenue through taxes levied on sale of forest products
The implementing agency will identify and prepare the mother garden site during the dry season, after which procurement and planting of the clones will take place at the beginning of the rainy season. Once the mother garden is fully established, the implementing agency will then undertake to construct the Production Unit and the Tunneling Shade. A fence will be constructed around the entire area of mother garden and nursery structures. Thereafter materials, tools and equipments used in producing and management of clonal eucalyptus plantlets will be procured. Mother garden maintenance will then continue until the clones are old enough to be cut back. Once the shoots are ready, coppices will then be timely harvested from which to prepare cuttings that will be inserted in the pots and given proper subsequent care as they grow under the tunneling shade, until they are cleaned and moved out to be hardened in order to make them ready for planting out in the field.
Throughout this production process emphasis will be put on timely execution of activities, high level of hygiene and sanitation, proper documentation, weed control, pest and disease management in order to come up with high quality plantlets for sale to willing customers.
Implementing this project is expected to cause the following results:
- Employment creation for members of the implementing agency in particular, and the entire public at large
- Environment protection in the area and the country at large
- Land protection for the land owners
- Improved livelihoods among the target groups and the entire public
- Socio-economic advancement of the target people and the entire public
Improved forestry/plantation establishment and management skills among the target groups and the entire public