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World Forestry Day 21st March
World forestry day is celebrated worldwide annually on 21st March. This day commemorates the contribution and value of forests and forestry to the community. This year’s theme is "forests and water”. Focus is on raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, which is essential for life. 

Recent analyses on the status of forests in Uganda indicate that the current forest cover is at 11% with majority of those wiped out being on private land at a rate of approximately 50% from 1990 to 2015. This trend is worrying and could imply that by 2040, there may be no more natural forests in Uganda. 

Uganda vision 2040’s target is to restore forest cover through reforestation and afforestation on public land, participation of the population in tree planting on both public and private land, promoting investment in commercial tree planting on private land and adoption of green agricultural practices. 
Posted 21st, March 2016
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