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Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (Phase II)



In 1999, at the outset of forest sector reforms in Uganda where LTS played an instrumental role, the Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) was designed to assist in the creation of a national saw-timber plantation resource through encouraging investment by the private sector. Since 2002, the SPGS has provided financial incentives for growers as well as supported people with professional, technical support to establish a commercially viable plantation resource. Over 10,000 hectares have been established and in November 2009 SPGS II received funding to plant an additional 26,000 hectares over the next three years. Since 1992, LTS has directly supported the SPGS on a variety of technical and financial matters and provided support at a strategic level to the SPGS II through the Technical Committee which advised on the following areas: general planning, silviculture and harvesting; private sector investment and forest industries; forest policy and institutional capacity building with emphasis on promoting private sector; and applied commercial forestry research.

Clients:
European Commission, Norad

Services:
Forest Governance

Geography:
Uganda

Date:
2010

Keywords:
EC, European Commission, NORAD, timber, forests, technical assistance