Tree planting project

Forests are central in developing global solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change: Trees use water and sunlight to convert CO2 into carbohydrates through the process of photosynthesis to provide energy and the building blocks for growth. Carbon removed from the atmosphere is effectively stored in plant material and wood, i.e. trees act as carbon sinks. Reforestation is also important for a number of other reasons including the fact that 1.6 billion people worldwide rely on forests for their livelihoods Additionally, forests have been shown to have benefits related to anti-erosion, flood control, water security, soil protection/production and the maintenance of biodiversity. RAF Uganda is focused on the restoration, planting and preserving forests as way to drive towards a fundamental reduction of the global warming effect.