Uganda – Kole

Simon Peter Sserwambala

Lead Technician

About The Project

Located in the Lango sub region, astride the dry Karamoja region, the town's ecological structure is therefore close to a semi-arid area with short scattered trees and mostly shrubs. The area has just emerged out of the LRA insurgency which left many homeless and without a livelihood. Its inhabitants are poor with poor housing and poor nutrition.

The farming systems are comprised of largely annual crops including cereals and legumes which leave the land bare after a season’s harvest. The farming practices of farmers led to extensive destruction of vegetation and tree cover in many area. The families still thrive on fuel wood as the major source of energy for cooking and wood still forms a major construction material. One of the major cash crops in the area is tobacco which is cured using fuel wood. The lack of perennial crops also meant that farmers were largely food insecure and needed support.

General Information

Year Started:


# Farmers in Project:


% of Farmers by Gender:

Male: 63%, Female: 37%

Current Project Phase:

Year 3 will start April 2018

Number of trainings since beginning of project:


Kole At A Glance


Total Trees Planted


Total Indirect Beneficiaries


Total Hectares Planted in Forest Gardens

What We’ve Grown Since the Start of Kole


Pumpkin, Green Pepper, Onions, Amaranth, Eggplant


Soy beans, Maize, Sunflower, Sesame, Cassava, Legumes, Sweet potatoes

Help the people of Kole meet their goals for 2018!

Donate to Kole

The Training We’ve Provided Since the Start of Lira

Forest Garden Design

Growing Agroforestry Seedlings

Outplanting Agroforestry Seedlings

Permagardening for the Family

Forest Garden Review and Planning

Growing Fruit Tree Seedlings

Planting Fruit Tree Seedlings

Permagardening for the Market

Field Optimization

Integrated Pest Management



Benefits For Farmers

Through this project , they will learn sustainable conservation skills of land, water, and the environment, and try various techniques in agroforestry/forest garden establishment and management as a result of the various trainings. Farmers will also get a chance to establish and manage their own Forest Gardens and learn to establish and manage various food items and crops for income and home consumption. This will enhance their household income and living conditions.

Donate To Trees For The Future

Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.