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Thursday, September 11, 2008

NFA official advises NAADS to embrace tree planting

The forest coordinator in the National Forestry Authority (NFA) Rebecca Sabaganzi has appealed to NAADS to encourage people to plant trees so as to reduce global warming in the country.

Global warming has been blamed for increasing food scarcity in the country because of increased dry spells especially in Karamoja region and flooding in Teso sub region.

While presenting a paper at a workshop in Bushenyi recently Sabaganzi said that concentrating in projects like rearing of goats and cows only would not help reduce poverty in the country since water levels are reducing due to limited forest cover.

She says forest products like timber are on high demand within and outside the country because they are essential in the making of timber and paper.

The forest officer also says that people will benefit from the current carbon trade where billions of shillings have been earmarked by developed to developing countries for carbon trade.

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The painting is by Laura Tasheiko

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