Forest plantations and woodlots in Uganda

The forest resources in Uganda are disappearing fast and the quality of the forest left standing is gradually degrading. Wood biomass energy is becoming scarce and expensive and the safety net attributes of forest ecosystems for local livelihoods are being lost fast.

Investments in forest plantations can contribute to the enhancement of local livelihood and the environment. An in-depth study to characterise, and document information on the current status, challenges, opportunities and options for future management of forest plantations was commissioned.