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Richard Akora’s seedling business in Bwizibwera, Uganda


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Richard’s enterprise is called Beneco and it’s one of over 30 throughout Uganda which supply seedlings to Ecotrust’s Trees for Global Benefits project. His nursery has 8 full-time and 30 seasonal employees.

In this clip, we learn about his processes for sourcing seeds and supplying seedlings, the types of species he grows, why he prefers to hire women for the job of potting, and his plans for expansion!

We also saw how Richard’s seedling nursery has a living “display case” of mature trees which represent the different species available. This helps farmers choose a proper mix of species. And we hear, once again, about the menace of GOATS as a top threat to young seedlings.

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