Strengthening Organisations and their Members
Bespoke Training Led by Conservation Experts
Crucially, TBA specialist courses train trainers, resulting in successive generations of conservation managers with new skills and knowledge. Take a look at the following popular course topics, or contact us to discuss your specific training needs.
“It is the most productive training I have ever attended.”
The tangible impact of our specialist courses is an increase in the effectiveness of individual conservationists and a strengthening of the organisations where they work. Our courses are taught by experts from both the host region and other parts of the world, and we provide follow-up support, which means that we can measure how new skills are applied. Participants value joining an active network of practitioners working on related projects.
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result in immediate impact. We design our specialist courses to meet your needs.
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Leading The Way
Collaborating With Agricultural Industry
Biodiversity Risk And Opportunity Assessment
The main outcome of BROA is a clear set of action and monitoring plans to avert risks to the environment and to maximise opportunities for conservation and business. Companies use these plans to help create a more sustainable supply chain and a healthier environment.
Through a 15-year partnership with British American Tobacco’s (BAT), TBA helped guide the company to lighten its impact on nature and create a more sustainable future for its small-holder farmers. The BROA tool was adopted by BAT and implemented globally across its farming areas. In Uganda, TBA’s application of the BROA tool identified activities on farmland, which were degrading ecosystem services and threatening sustainability of farmland. Issues detected included:
- reduced irrigation flow resulting from catchment deforestation
- reduced water quality due to loss of riverine buffer zones
- lowered ground water table
- unsustainably sourced fuelwood in the supply chain
- poor soil organic matter management
- negative impacts of agricultural intensification
Conservation In Action
Working with agribusiness TBA has:
- set aside 2,000 ha of native forest in Uganda under sustainable management
- restored riverine forest to prevent soil erosion, conserved critical habitat and improved river health
- mitigated soil erosion and improved soil quality through planting new species and multi cropping
- decreased use of chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides) on farmland
- developed agroforestry and tree nurseries
- trained communities to build fuel efficient stove
Conservation In Action
TBA and Tree Talk, a local NGO, trained young farmers to build fuel-efficient stoves, thereby equipping them with the necessary skills to earn an income as energy service providers. As a result, fuelwood usage was reduced by as much as 50% in 2 years. This significantly reduced pressure on native forests as well as decreasing air pollution in homes. There was also a significant improvement in women’s well-being through better cooking technology and reduced reliance on native fuel wood.
“We are benefiting from the energy saving stoves because there is improved hygiene due to reduced harmful smoke released during cooking,”
Fiona Ovugi from Aboke Village in Kole district.