Trees for Global Benefit

Project Type: 
Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation (ARR
Area: 

2,753 hectares

Location(s): 

Uganda – Bushenyi District 

Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated conformance to the Plan Vivo Standards (2008, June 2008 Draft Version): November 25, 2008 (RA-VAL-PV-011598)

Verified conformance to the Plan Vivo Standards (2008, June 2008 Draft Version): November 25, 2008 (RA-VER-PV-011505)

Verified conformance to the Plan Vivo Standards (2008): January 6, 2014 (RA-VER-PV-018983)

Located in the rural Bushenyi District of Southwestern Uganda, the Trees for Global Benefit project is expected to sequester over 50,000 tCO2 during its 20-year lifetime and provide significant benefits to local smallholder farmers, wildlife and ecosystems. The district is currently a patchwork of subsistence agricultural lands where farmers plant banana, corn, coffee, sugar cane, sweet potatoes and other crops. The project will allow the region to recover some of its native highland tropical vegetation via the 138 farm plots involved in the Plan Vivo program. As of the 2014 verification they cover 2,753 hectares and are planted with native and naturalized trees that range from one to five years in age. The project's focus on agroforestry systems and small-scale plantations will help local farmers increase and diversify their incomes, gain access to fuelwood and basic building materials, and reduce deforestation pressures on nearby forests.