HOCADEO LAUNCHES RESTORE AFRICA PROJECT IN KIBAALE
Hoima Caritas Development Organization (HOCADEO) a non-governmental organization is targeting to distribute over 1.7 million free Indigenous tree seedlings to selected farmers within 8 Sub Counties in Kibaale district for the period of 5 years.
This was revealed by the officials from HOCADEO while launching a new project dubbed Restore Africa Project with the aim of transformational land restoration, regeneration and carbon sequestration, contributing to improved food security and diversified livelihoods among others.
While launching the project at Starlight Motel today afternoon, Brian Nahamya says they are targeting to supply 1.7 million indigenous tree seedlings to 23,920 households for a period of 5 years in selected 8 sub counties of Nyamarwa, Kabasekende, Matale, Bubango, Mugarama, Karama, Kyebando and Kasimbi.
He says the programme benefits are to increase on-farm biodiversity and improved ecosystem services, improve soil quality and water filtration, increase food security and diversity among others.
The launch was attended by different key stakeholders who asked HOCADEO to also supply tree seedlings to schools and churches, community engagements on mindset change towards the project as well as supporting people living with AIDS.
In attendance was the RDC Kibaale Godwin Angalia Kasigwa who said that the project is timely due to high rate of tree cutting in the district and is optimistic that this project will mitigate environment conservation in Kibaale.