Here at KFF we take great pride in allowing the work we do to be qualitatively and quantitively analysed from any angle as this is the only means to ensure that money is not wasted on superficial, short-term-feel-good projects that have little lasting impact.
In 2017, we engaged in a partnership with BOS+ who are a Belgian NGO experienced in forest governance and agroforestry. Our partnership with them is planned to run until 2027 and we look forward to developing our flourishing partnership even further.
Iles de Paix aspires to a world where everyone can live decently and develop their potential; a mutually supportive world that promotes universal access to human rights in a well-preserved environment. In Uganda, they are achieving this through improved farming methods across Kabarole District and promoting the adoption of agroecological practices. KFF is supporting their farmers with an intensified focus on agroforestry and species-specific planting approach.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world. We are proud to partner with the UWA on multiple projects in and around Kibale Forest National Park and Semiliki Forest National Park.
FtF restore and protect forest ecosystems all over the world. They replant trees and protect existing forests, safeguarding the long-term sustainability of our projects, by continuing to monitor and evaluate the growth and development of the forest, and to cooperate closely with our local partners. Together with FtF we are working on our invasive species program to help reduce the prevalence of Lantana camara in Kibale Forest.
Join For Water are a Belgian NGO specialising on the provision and protection of clean water sources. We have worked with them together on the Mpanga Falls Cycad project and hope to develop our partnership further in the coming years.
KFF partnered with N*Gen kids science show, the first Panafrican science show for kids and their families. N*Gen models new ways of learning, promotes a culture of curiosity and promotes positive gender norms.
KFF partners with Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) to experiment on the hedge laying techniques using indigenous trees. As part of their model farm system and together with students, we have planted different species in different ratios to evaluate which are most suitable for such a system. We also have plans for further collaborations to test how different species perform in monocultures or in mixed plantations.
Nyabyeya Forest College is the only institution in Uganda which offers practical oriented technical forest training at diploma and certificate levels, besides a host of many demand driven vocational short courses for the forest sector stakeholders and interest groups/agencies. We regularly receive interns from the college and offer full-time positions to some successful applicants.
Bachelor and master’s students have used our farming network to help us understand what we are doing well and what can be improved. Some of this work has also looked at the indirect benefits of our planting in terms of the biodiversity of species found on the farms.
As part of the TropSOC project, KFF acted as a logistical partner, overseeing the remote sensing campaign conducted to assess erosion rates in different topographical landscapes. Furthermore, regular monitoring of the installed weather station within Kibale Forest has recently led to a publication which you can find here.
The ETH Zurich is one of the top universities in the world and always at the forefront of innovative research. The Soil Resources Group has been working in East Africa since 2019 and are currently investigating the effects of erosion on soil fertility and how different environmental controls drive soil development.