Uganda has the second highest deforestation rates globally. Between 1990 and 2015, natural forest cover reduced from 30% to 10% of total land area. Rate of deforestation reached the peak of about 200,000ha per year in 2005 – 2010.
Uganda has seen a rapid decline in its forest cover. To address this, Uganda embarked on a REDD+ readiness process in 2008 with substantive financial support from Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which was complemented by financing from the Norwegian Government, the Austrian Development Corporation (ADC) and the UN-REDD Programme.