生長快速的加勒比松（Pinus caribaea），雖然不是非洲原生種，但目前正在該地區進行測試，預計藉由「尼羅河流域再造林計畫」的執行，該地區有75%面積將由加勒比松所覆蓋。此外，還預計種植20%的非洲大型樹種Maesopsis eminii，以及5%的非洲李。非洲李是常綠樹種，其樹皮有珍貴的藥用價值。
Pines and a mix of native African trees will soon cover what is now grassland within Uganda's Rwoho Central Forest Reserve, an upper watershed of Lake Victoria.
The growing trees will absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, from the atmosphere, and with these plantings, Uganda becomes the first country in Africa to undertake a reforestation project that will count towards emissions reductions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Called the Nile Basin Reforestation Project, the tree planting is being implemented by Uganda's National Forestry Authority in association with local community organizations, using funds provided by the World Bank's BioCarbon Fund.
"This is a milestone for Uganda, especially considering the difficulty associated with bringing reforestation projects to this stage of final approval. I am happy that apart from providing physical financial resources, the project will also generate up to 700 jobs for the local population," said Kundhavi Kadiresan, World Bank country manager for Uganda.
The project will generate about 500 jobs during planting and 200 jobs during ongoing management of the forest.
The project area will be covered with 75 percent with non-native Pinus caribaea, a quick-growing Caribbean pine that has been introduced and tested in the area. In addition, treeplanters will put in 20 percent Maesopsis eminii, a large African forest tree; and five percent Prunus africana, an evergreen with bark that is prized for its medicinal properties.
The Ugandan project is one of only eight reforestation projects worldwide that have been approved to date to count towards emissions reductions under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, and only the third land use change project to be registered in the BioCarbon Fund.
"The Uganda project is the first of several projects that are in the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism pipeline for registration, and which can lead to strong co-benefits, including higher incomes for local communities and greater climate resilience," says Ellysar Baroudy, fund manager for the BioCarbon Fund.
The BioCarbon Fund purchases emission reductions from afforestation and reforestation projects under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol.