Deforestation threatens to alter the supply of biomass available to households. We use remote sensing and longitudinal household data to understand the relationship between agriculture-led deforestation and household energy choices in Uganda.
Wildlife Deforestation and industrial agriculture are threatening the future of the humanity's closest animal relatives— the apes. It explores the impact of industrial agriculture on ape conservation in the world.
The fresh book by Arcus Foundation is a second volume. The first volume published in focused on the impact of extractive industries on ape conservation.
It contains research, analysis, case studies, and best practices recorded from a range of key stakeholders worldwide relating to the interface between ape conservation and industrial agriculture.
Apes are primates characterized by long arms, a broad chest and no tail. They include chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons among others. In Uganda, the new book explores the effects of tobacco and sugarcane farming in and around Bulindi, in Midwest.
It focuses on Budongo and Bugoma forest reserves. The two forests are a home to over eastern chimpanzees in Uganda. The book calls for an end to soaring cases of forest clearing to pave way for the commercial growing of tobacco and sugar cane.
Deforestation has cost Uganda nearly two-thirds of its forests in the last 15 years. In an interview with New Vision at the launch of this book, Dr. Helga Rainer, the Director of Conservation Great Apes Program stressed the need for striking a balance between economic growth, and conservation to benefit people and wildlife.
But often the two are in conflict. Concerted efforts are required on several fronts to protect apes and their habitats," Rainer noted.
Rainer acknowledges the importance of industrial agriculture in development of communities but insists that this should be on the inhabitants. The book brands tobacco growing as an aggressive driver of deforestation stressing that it requires virgin soils which forces farmers to resort to forest land.
Tobacco also needs large amounts of wood for curing and construction of drying barns which means cutting down of forests which are habitants for these chimpanzees. The other threat to the future of chimpanzees in the region is the growing of sugar cane in Masindi which is blamed for forcing some farmers to clear forests to pave way for planting.
According to the book, the clearance of forest lands is increasing interactions between human beings leading to illegal hunting and other pressures on these wild animals.In fact, it is interesting to note how often the poor are blamed for the deforestation that contributes to global warming.
While no doubt poor people do need to live off forests, there is also industrial use of forests that contributes to global warming and deforestation. in Uganda which have done an economic analysis of the effects of deforestation on household fuel-wood use, collection and farm-time allocation.
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Uganda’s forest cover has dropped from million hectares (20 per cent of Uganda’s land area) in to million (14 per cent) in representing a per cent deforestation rate. STATE OF UGANDA’S FORESTRY THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA MINISRTY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT STATE OF UGANDA’S FORESTRY FAO wishes to express its appreciation to DFID for the financial deforestation and forest degradation through conversion of forest land to other land uses.
These include agriculture.
The court also rejected the claim of deforestation. “None of the defendants (Bidco) have entered or cleared any forest reserve and claims to the contrary are false,” the judgment continues.