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Chang commented on Trees for life

Hello Daniel.
I found your idea to be an interesting take on a common agriculture initiative engaging rural farmers. I am now interested and curious to learn more about this SAI model you reference. You mention that its a pilot starting with 30 or so farmers. What is your scale up vision once this moves beyond the pilot phase (of 2 years?). Also, have you or do you plan to do any assessments as part of this pilot, or are you relying on other data for that (and if so, from where/whom?). Interesting idea though!

Your initiative is very exciting and quite inspiring. I appreciate the many facets and approaches you use to attract youth and keep them engaged in agriculture and agribusiness ventures (the use of social media platforms, sporting events...etc. all linked to agribusiness). I am curious to hear some of your success stories so far, or what you consider and define as success in the lives of the Ugandan youth you aim to inspire and engage.

This is quite the vision and an interesting idea. I appreciate the focus on community participation and the engagement of school children in the initiative to get them learning and appreciating from early on issues around conservation, agriculture and even nutrition (they are fruit trees after all). I would be interested in learning more about some of the contributing factors Mr. Yogu has found leading to the poor rate of survival (of the planted tree samplings that grow into actual fruit-bearing trees). Also, is nutrition or even income generation a focus/motivation in this initiative or primarily conservation?