TGB farmer focus brings you a personal look at the everyday life of the rural smallholder farmers under ECOTRUST’s Trees for Global Benefits Programme. Trees for Global Benefits is a forestry / agroforestry based carbon project that links thousands of small holder farmers in different parts of Uganda to the International carbon market. Not only has this programme contributed to the global climate change mitigation, it’s thriving with
co-benefits that have changed the lives of these rural poor farmers for the better.
Solvatten Sunshine Stories profile solvatten users in Uganda. With support from Myclimate and ZeroMission, ECOTRUST is implementing a project that is making Solvatten – a Solar water purification system affordable for rural and urban poor in Uganda using Carbon credits. Solvatten is a patented, scientifically proven Swedish invention, that uses solar energy. Solvatten combines 3 well documented water treatment methods namely filtration, pasteurization with heat and Ultraviolet sterilization to inactivate and kill the microorganisms that cause water borne diseases.
In this ‘Farmer Focus’ episode by ECOTRUST, we interview Daniel Mukhwana, a Trees for Global Benefits (TGB) participant and beneficiary. Daniel is a soft-spoken family man who lives in the Manafwa district of Eastern Uganda and is making efforts to plan and use his land sustainably. Not only is he a TGB participant, but he has also both recruited several of his peers into the program and helped train them by passing on the capacity given to him by ECOTRUST.
In this first episode, we meet 70 year old Musingo Mikhaya, a farmer from Bukuso subcounty, in the Manafwa district of Eastern Uganda. Musingo explains how he got started with tree growing and the benefits he has reaped. He shows us around his farm and shares his perspectives on life, culture and family.