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In early May 2018 TROFACO’s CEO went to Soroti in Uganda again to check on progress. CIDI has found an area where to replace the 4,200 trees that the goats ate (See
The choice is a church, which operates a ‘Child Development Center’ for orphans. More than 2,500 trees have been planted and planting was ongoing. They will reach the 4,200 within a few days.
Also, trees have been planted on four schools under
CIDI has worked intensively with the church and schools. Agreements have been signed and the ‘hosts’ for the trees have developed management plans. As the story with the goats show, animals need to be kept out. For
The town of Soroti is also replanting some of the dead trees. They have learned the lesson: Now they involve the local communities, who decide where they want the trees and also do the planting. So they have ownership. And CIDI is checking.
In addition, four schools in Western Uganda (Rakai) have planted trees. One of these is sponsored by Danish International Studies abroad/DIS.