Nalumuli Bay Ecosystem Regeneration and Restoration Project (1000ha)
The project is located in Buikwe District, Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county. The project landscape covers the whole sub-county of Ssi-Bukunja which is one of the few sub-counties in the greater Mukono that still have significant natural forest cover which is largely owned and managed by private entities, communities and individuals. 1000ha of natural forest is under assisted natural regeneration, restoration and is co-managed with 1000 households surrounding the forests. The forest is conserved with a wide variety of indigenous medicinal trees plus a wide range of bird species that enjoy proximity to the lake. The forest harbors in excess of 300 species of birds, many of which are rare; including the Pied Hornbill, Superb Sunbird, Grey Parrot, Crowned Eagle, Black-billed Turacos and the endangered Nahan’s Frankolin. There are over 300 plant species, some of which are of medicinal value. We are investing in infrastructure to make the forests accessible to wildlife observation, education and recreation. Preparations are underway to Quantify Tree Diversity, Carbon Stocks, and Carbon Sequestration Potential of Nalumuli forest.
The project integrated building sustainable resilience of Uganda’s smallholder coffee farmers targeting over 1000 forest households are engaging in coffee agroforestry. The project’s long-term impacts include: A resilient and productive coffee farming community; Increased forest cover resulting from expanded agroforestry uptake, natural forest protection and restoration; use of efficient cookstoves; and establishment of dedicated fuel woodlots; Sustained incomes that are over and above the coffee farmers poverty levels; and Reduced GHG emissions and increased GHG removals. Other positive impacts include: Conservation of biological diversity (from retained trees on farm, diverse agroforestry trees planted, protected natural forest patches-which create conditions and habitants for animal diversity-birds, insects, moths-compatible the coffee farming systems); Watershed / micro-catchment and riverine protection; Household improved health- through reduction of indoor pollution from traditional cooking stoves to improved /efficient rural stoves.
Location: Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county, Buikwe District. Uganda
Project Partners: Regenerate Africa, Solid Options Company Ltd, Tree Trends, Ssi-Bukunja Sub-county and Buikwe District Local Government