Transforming agriculture for sustainable futures

Empowering communities through innovative and nature-positive practices in Kikube and Hoima Districts

Country: Uganda
Lead organisation: Centre for Ecological Governance and Gender Initiatives (CEGGI)

In Uganda’s Kikube and Hoima Districts, a complex challenge threatens both ecological equilibrium and food security, impacting approximately 1 million individuals, including women, children, and the elderly. These communities endure chronic hunger and poverty, compounded by the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, a well-intentioned yet ineffective government farmer input scheme, and the exploration of oil and gas resources in the region, causing environmental degradation and a significant reduction in agricultural productivity. In addition, the agricultural sector grapples with unpredictable weather patterns, a reliance on chemical-intensive farming, and soil degradation, resulting in substandard and unhealthy food production.

Through their RAIN project, CEGGI aims to address these challenges by working closely with the communities to share knowledge and strengthen their capacities by promoting and implementing organic farming, agroforestry, and precision farming practices in the districts. They plan to introduce solar-powered and eco-friendly technologies, as well as collaborate with local governments, other NGOs, and international agencies to leverage expertise, resources, and networks.

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Reflections from GRP's RAIN Challenge site visit to Uganda