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How Sustainable Plantations Help Save Uganda’s Decimated Forests | Short Film Showcase ctm magazine



Sustainable forestry is helping the country electrify, cutting down on firewood use—and providing livelihoods.
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One of the most densely populated countries in Africa, Uganda has seen its population double in 12 years. With 95% of the population dependent on toxic charcoal and wood fuel for cooking, the natural forests have shrunk to only 10% of their original cover. Sustainable plantation forestry might offer a solution. The plantation trees are cut down to be used as utility poles, which provide homes with electricity and limits the need for wood fuel. Income generated from the process is making it possible for families to give their children an education.

Filmmakers James Thomson and Thomas Hogben profile Ugandans who are forging a new path with this innovative approach.
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40 Comments

  • National Geographic on May 20, 2019

    Forests are a necessity in Uganda, so planting more trees has become very important. What are your thoughts on the sustainable forestry Ugandans are practicing?

  • John Obama on May 20, 2019

    Nice

  • z on May 20, 2019

    As a species, we need to stop "needing" so much. PERIOD.

  • 2garv2 on May 20, 2019

    Cool

  • Chris cookies on May 20, 2019

    Wakanda forever ♾😂🤣🖕🏻

  • Free808 on May 20, 2019

    Awesome solution to restore forests & make them sustainable. Every country should have a program like this to regenerate forests. This is definitely a Green New Deal.

  • Edgar on May 20, 2019

    Beautiful video from start to end. Glad to see the wonderful and versatile continent of Africa and Uganda represented in this way, I believe both have been portrayed unfairly in the past. In case someone involved in one of these projects is reading this – this is so very inspiring, and the best of luck to you!

  • Vance H on May 20, 2019

    Save Our Planet.

  • Спас Янков on May 20, 2019

    Great job Ugandans doing this !

  • Yungflyhero Good on May 20, 2019

    Very important to know this is amazing an very intriguing it's smart👌🌲

  • Jahmar F on May 20, 2019

    Poverty is relative. Technology is a bane to humankind….

  • acid rain on May 20, 2019

    I think it was back in the twenties and thirties where they cut down timber in squares the cut down the square left the square cut down the square left the square and replanted the square they cut down it worked beautifully. Why can't they do that today?

  • acid rain on May 20, 2019

    But it's great that they're trying to keep the first thank you

  • epSos.de on May 20, 2019

    Good to see that Uganda discovered forestry 🙂 🌲🌳🌲
    The forest management is a profitable business that will generate jobs, industries and more trees for the planet. A win-win for everybody.

  • Sol Rsenayo on May 20, 2019

    HOLA HERMOSO CANAL. OS ENVIO SALUDOS Y DIOS OS BENDIGA Y OS AMPARE SIEMPRE.

  • AXXA OSCAR on May 21, 2019

    😐👍👍

  • washitawambassador on May 21, 2019

    Positive thoughts for your Nation

    From Washitaw Empire of Almorocco

  • Vodka In Glass of Stalinium on May 21, 2019

    Idi Amin must be impressed

  • prodbyJM on May 21, 2019

    On1 revising

  • jimmie cracked corn on May 21, 2019

    Where's my brotha Akon, with the Billion$$$ Chinese line of credit??Tighten up!!

  • SentryPrime on May 21, 2019

    The real way to save these forest is population control.

  • Sakonema on May 21, 2019

    So people just accidentally multiply?
    How does that happen?
    Are they like: "Hey. I know we can't support kids, but let's make some anyway. Let them die."

  • LEVIS.R PAINT.CO. on May 21, 2019

    AMAZING..👍🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐

  • Edward Ed on May 22, 2019

    So beautiful

  • Hagamaga on May 22, 2019

    great video, glad it was shared

  • weefyman on May 22, 2019

    Octogon.

  • colin on May 22, 2019

    how can one contribute?

  • ジュン on May 22, 2019

    Every 12 years the internet connection turn off.
    Me as human:let's have fun.

  • Henry the PaleoGuy on May 22, 2019

    Interesting how the deadline for most things seems to be 2050… Almost as if they think it's far off, even when it's not at all.

  • Pasta Pasty Pastu on May 23, 2019

    God bless Uganda, Africa and the world

  • Susmita Sett on May 23, 2019

    Only cultivation of eucalyptus may change the plant diversity.. They should maintain the heterogenecity of the plant population for sustainable improvement

  • That Guy on May 25, 2019

    Maybe Thanos wasn’t wrong…

  • Diego Magat on May 30, 2019

    Tree is life.

  • Rajshinh Darekar on May 30, 2019

    why plant cell having wall ?

  • FREE FIRE ONTU on June 20, 2019

    good

  • Matthew Collins on February 8, 2020

    As long as they don’t have monoculture tree farms but a sustainable system of not harvesting all of the trees before planting again

  • e v on March 9, 2020

    The only thing is the mono crop of planted trees is hopefully the first step in a diverse forest.

  • laffing1950 on June 5, 2020

    You need birth control

  • Davis Wako on April 7, 2021

    everything about this video is beautiful, the video its self, the topic and the people involved!, keep the spirit and good luck.

  • Zen Frog on May 28, 2021

    Isn't the Term "Plantation" Racist? It has been removed / cancelled from every product in the USA….I'm surprised the radicals haven't canceled your video. Why is National Geographic so racist? I'm sure that it offends lots of people. Myself It's just a word. Being a natural born citizen of the USA, I know automatically that I will be offended at some point in my life. But I'm thick skinned enough to know that sticks and stones might break me, but words will never hurt me. Yeah I learned that in grade school….Cancel away….ha ha ha.

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