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Uganda – Kole

Kole

Lead Technician - Kole

About The Project

Kole residents are living in poverty and regularly experience poor housing conditions as well as poor access to regular, nutritional meals as a result of civil unrest.

Agriculture in Kole is largely made up of annual crops, including cereals and legumes, which leave the land bare after harvest season. This common farming practice led to extensive destruction of vegetation and tree cover in the region. The families rely on wood for cooking and construction material. One of the major cash crops in the area is tobacco which also requires fuel wood for the curing process. The lack of perennial crops means that farmers are largely food insecure and in need of opportunity.

Farmers are using the Forest Garden Approach to repair their land. They're growing, eating, and selling more food because of their agroforestry training.


General Information

Year Started:

2016

# of Farmers in Project:

161

% of Farmers by Gender:

Male: 62%, Female: 38%

Current Project Phase:

Optimization

Kole At A Glance

644,000


Total Trees Planted

1,450


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

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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 flourishing Forest Garden system. Your donation not only helps the environment, but it also empowers farmers to end poverty for their families.

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