Charles Batte

Tree Adoption Uganda

Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) is a youth-centric NGO powered by the vision of creating communities where people and nature flourish. Through landscape restoration activities like planting trees and agroforestry we build resilience for small holder farmers against the changing climate while economically empowering unemployed young people in Uganda’s rural communities through education and training on setting up and managing indigenous tree nurseries and tree farms. We bring tree planting to the very heart of each individual family all over the country, focusing on inspiring a nature-inclined transformation and change of heart in each member of a household. This way we arouse passion among community members to work towards sustainable agricultural practices, conservation and restoration of under green areas. We have worked with 500 individual households on Sustainable land Management approaches and planted over 60,000 trees through collaborative agroforestry in communities in Mpigi – 1000 of these trees have recently been mapped by GPS coordinates in our new innovative tree tracking effort. We have trained 1,500 young people on starting up businesses and on variable aspects of environmental conservation ranging from setting up tree nurseries, grafting, pruning, propagation, human and nature interactions. We are working together with local and international partners to design an interactive and proactive environmental education curriculum for young people at variable age groups.