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.
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Meet the Uganda Team
Richard Ssali KaggwaLead Technician - Lira
He has also been involved with youth in Uganda as a member of International Scout and Guide Fellowship, serving as Secretary for the Africa Regional Committee. He has also been a member of the Technical Committee of Uganda Badminton Association, handling the IT section running their tournament planner software for whenever there are international and national matches. Richard is has volunteered with the Uganda Red Cross Society as First Aider, and is a Community Drug Distributor.
Ibrahim OciraLead Technician - Kole
Ivan TumuhimbiseCountry Coordinator - Uganda
Training of Trainers, Uganda, June 2019
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Meet Brandy Lellou, Director of Programs
Get to know Trees for the Future's Director of Programs Brandy Lellou Written by Brandy Lellou In 2005, after just returning from seven years working in the northwest African desert country of… Read More
Teaching a Man to Fish
Teaching a Man to Fish: How Trees for the Future Trains Farmers for Sustainable Change Building An Educational Support System Trees for the Future’s collaborative, educational approach to… Read More
Forest Gardens and Beekeeping: Friends with Benefits
July 17, 2017 By Elizabeth Norikane, East Africa Communications Specialist Honeybees contribute to more than a third of all agricultural production, significantly enhance biodiversity, and… Read More