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Record Identifier:LEX-FAOC177847
Date of Entry:2018-07-10
Initials - Entry:gao
Date of last modification:2018-10-02
Initials - Modify:sim
Record Status:C
Sub-file Code:AG; EN; FO
Main Area(s):FO-Forestry; CL-Climate change
Language of the FAOLEX Record:E
Language of Received Document:English
Title of Text:Uganda's National REDD+ Programme-MWE/CONS/14-15/00439.
Type of Text:P
Descriptors (AG):703; 652; 651; 860
climate change; agricultural development; farming; poverty
Descriptors (EN):703; 719; 238; 706
climate change; emissions; ecosystem preservation; disasters
Descriptors (FO):703; 238; 706; 328; 312; 513; 987; 019; 305; 710; 323; 314; 652; 307; 706; 860
climate change; ecosystem preservation; disasters; forest management/forest conservation; forest fires; grazing/transhumance; pastoralism; policy/planning; private forest; protected area; public forest; afforestation/reforestation; agricultural development; agro-forestry; disasters; poverty
Date of Text:2017
Publication Reference:Ministry of Water and Environment.
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SO1 coverage:No
SO2 coverage:High
SO3 coverage:Minor
SO4 coverage:No
SO5 coverage:Moderate
Abstract:REDD+ is an international mechanism for providing result-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). This Uganda's National REDD+ Programme is a cross-sectoral policy document. Eight final strategic options are proposed. The aim of the REDD+ strategic options is to turn current wood and biomass extraction into sustainable abatement activities (i.e. strategic option activities).

The Document considers that REDD+ offers an opportunity for Uganda to serve the common interest in managing its forests in a balanced way for long-term sustainable economic growth; and to ensure that its important natural heritage is conserved. Strategic option 1 climate smart agriculture has three sub-options, which all aim to reduce the need for agricultural expansion to forest areas by intensifying and increasing agricultural production on existing agricultural land, include  SLM and agroforestry practices;  Rainwater harvesting with collection tank and drip irrigation;  Greenhouse cultivation of vegetables; Strategic option 2 sustainable fuelwood and (commercial) charcoal production has three sub-options, which aim to reduce need of use of wood sourced from natural forest by providing energy wood, charcoal and construction materials from forest plantation, include  Commercial small-holder and community bioenergy woodlots;  Commercial small-holder and community poles and timber plantations;  Improved charcoal kilns linked to bioenergy woodlots; Strategic option 3 large-scale commercial timber plantations has three sub-options, which aim to reduce the need of wood sourced from natural forest by providing construction materials and charcoal from forest plantation, include  Commercial transmission pole and timber plantation;  Commercial pole and sawlog plantation;  Improved charcoal kilns linked to plantation sites; Strategic option 4 restoration of natural forests in the landscape has three sub-options, which aim to restore and maintain the still existing forested areas. Strategic option 5. Energy efficient cooking stoves has two sub-options aiming at making use of wood more efficient and that way reduce the pressure on natural forests.  For fuelwood;  For charcoal; Strategic option 7. Livestock rearing in the Cattle Corridor has three sub-options aiming at improving and intensifying livestock management to reduce the need for clearing up forests for pasture lands.  Livestock breeding programme;  Establishment of drinking water dams for livestock.

The National REDD+ Programme seeks to support the livelihoods of rural and forest dependent communities and contribute to poverty reduction. Strategic option 4 restoration of natural forests in the landscape aims also to involve local people and the forest dependent communities with the activities including  Designated areas for natural forest regeneration;  Restoration of degraded protected natural forest (i.e. national parks and forest reserves and forests on privately owned land);  Devolution of forest management through PFM and similar set-ups;  Traditional/customary forest management practices.

Each strategic option will add to the mitigation capacity in its own manner, but the main idea is to gradually stop the use of wood coming from natural forests and to replace it with wood coming from planted forests, improve the efficiency of wood use and prevent wildfires. Strategic option 6 integrated wildfire management aims to reduce the destructive impacts of wildfires on forests.

The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) is the lead institution for the over-all implementation and coordination of Uganda's National REDD+ Programme. Strategic option 8. Strengthening of policy implementation for REDD+ is an over-arching options, which aims to facilitate the implementation of the other options.