Insights from the Uganda study tour: a journey without a map

In June 2018, the New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform held a study tour in Uganda. Hosted by the New Forests Company (NFC) and WWF-Uganda, this was NGP’s first African study tour outside South Africa. It brought together more than 50 participants from Uganda and six other African nations, as well as from Europe, China and the Americas. They included representatives from forestry companies, NGOs and the finance sector.
The five-day tour included a one-day workshop in Kampala, visits to NFC plantations, conversations with outgrowers and community members, and opportunities for reflection and guided discussion. This document provides the context for these discussions and summarizes some of the insights we gleaned.