Due to the climate crisis, Young Leaders’ Organization Uganda is
working hand in hand with the youth to ensure that the societies/Communities in Teso and Karamoja Districts plant at least one tree in a home-stead. This is done by demonstrating the process from
the staff homesteads of Young Leaders’ Organization Uganda through planning more food trees in the areas they live in.
We also encourage the general public to plant varieties of crops that
can adapt to climate change.
Tree planting also helps us to retain soil nutrients and moisture so
that we are more resilient in times of both floods and famines.
Community Tree Planting
By 2018 7,000 trees were distributed by YOLOU to farmers, schools and families throughout the region.
In response to wedding gift funds given to a Canadian couple who were getting married in 2019, more than 12,000 fruit trees were planted.
These trees help to hold the soil (reduces erosion), retain moisture, provide needed shade from the hot sun, and can provide food. In addition, trees planted by this organisation ideally provide
needed local income from the fruit.