In July TroFaCo was in Uganda and traveled a good part of the country, from East to West. We visited the Uganda Governance and Poverty Alleviation Programme (UGOPAP), which consists of development agencies of the Ugandan Catholic Church and secular partner NGOs. TroFaCo met overwhelming interest for its approach from farmers groups, the partners, local governments and traditional cultural and political organisations, UGOPAP decided to establish a socio-economic enterprise, to also include further partners, in order to implement a joint long-term collaboration with TroFaCo.
The UGOPAP Management Committee with TroFaCo. From left; Aguti Betty Rose (Caritas Uganda), John Febian Olweny (EADEN), Joseph Bukenya (CAPCA), Huong Le (TroFaCo), Msgr. Dr. Francis Ndamira (National Director of Caritas Uganda and Chair of UGOPAP), Steffen (TroFaCo), Dr. Juuko Fulgencio (CIDI director), Sylvia Nakanyike (Caritas Uganda), Moses Okori (EADEN), Anthony Mutasingwa (CAPCA) and Lukanga Musisi Samuel (CIDI Soriti)
The program will include some options that are new to TroFaCo. For example did some local parishes, as well as the kingdom of Buganda (a semi-independent, traditional governance structure in the South), suggest support to regrowth of natural forests from bare land, in connection with existing patches of such forest.
In addition to our tried and tested approach of planting around schools, along roads and around churches, this looks very attractive