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Trees for Global Benefits (TGB) is a cooperative carbon offsetting scheme which combines community-led activities to increase carbon sequestration with performance-based payments for farmers.

Trees for Global Benefits is designed as a cooperative community–based carbon offset scheme with livelihood components emphasising sustainable land-use practices.

Actively Contributes to



Climate Change

Good Health

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The project operates as a market-based solution that reduces unsustainable exploitation of forest resources and the decline of ecosystem quality, while diversifying and increasing incomes for rural farmers and their families.

TGB combines carbon sequestration with rural livelihood improvements through small-scale, farmer-led, agroforestry projects and ecosystem services by linking rural farmers to the international ecosystem service markets. The TGB scheme operates as a Programme of Activities (PoA), to enable scaling up through the design of new activities and the recruitment of new farming communities.

In addition to farmers’ direct payments for planting trees and climate mitigation, the project contributes to income stability, food security, and fuel security at community level.


Uganda - Albertine Rift: Bushenyi, Hoima, Masindi and Kasese districts, and Mt Elgon region: Mbale, Manafwa, Bududa, Sironko and Bulambuli districts

Operational Since:


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PVCs issued to date:


Area of land under management:

5,410.52 ha


5,316 smallholders

Project interventions:

  • Afforestation
  • Agroforestry
  • Reforestation
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA)

Registered in 2002




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