Women spend less time doing gainful work because they have to walk long distances in the search of firewood and water.
What does it mean for a rural woman to go without firewood and water? For Teopista Nakamya, a resident of Mbazzi village in Muduuma Sub County along Mityana Road, the scarcity of water and firewood increases the burden on women. So when the Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and Environment (AUPWAE) raised concerns about the women who were being left out of tree planting yet they were the most affected, helped to link MBAFA to other development agencies such as VI Agroforestry, Mpigi District Local Government and NFA. AUPWAE in partnership with The school of forestry of Makerere University and Center for International Forest Research (CIFOR) funded by Austrian Development Agency (ADA) came in with the Adaptive Collaborative Management Approach which empowers communities to plan, implement and monitor and evaluate for themselves.