Uganda

Uganda

Since independence, Uganda has experienced great change and turmoil. Its citizens have weathered volatile regimes and violent conflict from those seeking power. Starting in the mid-1990s Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army began to sweep through villages in the Northern region of the country, displacing millions of largely smallholder farmers.

Today, most farming families affected by this conflict have returned to their land, but much productivity and knowledge of appropriate farming methods has been lost. Our Forest Garden projects in this region provide much-needed training on how to maximize yields of diverse food and cash crops in a sustainable manner that will help farmers to retain soil nutrients and water resources.

 

About Uganda

Population:

38,845,000

Percent below poverty line:

38%

Percent reliance on agriculture:

84%

Our Work

Year started:

2014

Project families:

570

Funded projects:

2

Acres in Forest Gardens:

675