Tag: Uganda

// 23.11.23

Improving Livelihoods with Riverbank Restoration

Written by Anne Kikundwa & Brian Lukwago Rivers in the Lwakhakha sub-catchment are a major source of livelihood for the neighboring farming communities as they provide water for livestock and crops. In these communities, farmers have faced challenges of loss of land due to collapsing riverbanks.  Some of these rivers, located in the eastern part of Uganda, mark the natural […]

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By Natividad
// 22.11.23

Have you heard of biochar?

Written by Henry Stanley Mbowa   First, what is biochar?   Biochar is an organic fertilizer made from biodegradable waste materials through aerobic combustion in a barrel. The biodegradable materials used include domestic and garden wastes such as dry banana leaves, tree leaves, kitchen waste, maize cobs, beans shells, and plant trimmings. Other elements included in the process are sticks, […]

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By Natividad
// 01.11.23

East Africa Team Gathers for Reflection Retreat

Write up by Anne Kikundwa & Brian Lukwago.   Over the years, AidEnvironment East Africa has mastered the art of institutional development, planning, and assessment. We have prioritized holding team retreats not only to reflect on our progress on our strategic plan but also to plan ahead as a team. This year’s reflection event was held in Fort Portal City, in […]

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By Natividad
// 28.08.23

Implementing Income Generating Activities for Sustainable Livelihoods in Uganda

LEARNING EXCHANGE VISIT RECAP: Mbarara, Kabale, Ntungamo, and Kasese Districts in Uganda (July 31 – August 4, 2023) Report Written by Anne Kikundwa Birungi Background: The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) is implementing the Integrated Water Management and Development Project (IWMDP) in Lwakhakha sub-catchment in Mpologoma Catchment. The IWMDP supports the  implementation of catchment management measures, including soil and […]

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By Natividad
// 30.06.23

Rainwater harvesting helps address soil erosion, soil fertility, and moisture loss

Our team in Uganda shares how rainwater harvesting has been beneficial for farmers in project communities The in-situ rainwater harvesting technologies consist of making storage available in areas where the water is going to be utilized. Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo lie along the slopes of Mt. Elgon. The area is naturally hilly, and farmers are engaging in agriculture on these steep […]

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By Natividad
// 11.06.23

Regenerative Agriculture: Green Future Farming Gains

Regenerative agriculture trainings + Biogas installations = Improved coffee yields  Article by Uganda Team Regenerative agriculture is a farming and grazing practice that, among other benefits, reverses climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.   Moses Wanasolo is a resident of Masira sub-county and a member of the Masira farmer network in Bulambuli. He is […]

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By Natividad
// 28.04.23

Scaling up rainwater harvesting initiatives for improved access to potable water

Article by Anne Birungi Kikundwa   Northern Uganda is a region blessed with abundant rainfall. If properly managed, it has the potential to remove the burden of communities suffering from the lack of access to potable water during the dry season.  However, the practice of rainwater harvesting in the region has remained minimal partly due to lack of hard roofs […]

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By Natividad
// 08.03.23

Arokwo women are breaking barriers in construction 

Article by Anne Birungi Kikundwa Gender equality is paramount to having a more prosperous and vibrant world. However, girls and women across the globe still face remarkable challenges. Women continuously face barriers that affect their opportunities, including being underrepresented in power and decision-making roles.  In many of our communities in Uganda, girls and women are often seen as less valuable than […]

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By Natividad
// 14.10.22

Planting Trees to Save Lives

Article by Anne Kikundwa     Communities in Kamrono in the Ugandan district of Agago, face a lot of deforestation.  With the exception of shea trees which are predominant protected by strict community bylaws, many local tree species are increasingly being cut down to be used as wood fuel and charcoal. Charcoal burning is a common activity in the community that is […]

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By Natividad
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// 15.07.21

Bamboo to reduce the cost of rainwater harvesting

Through the Green Future Farming Project, AidEnvironment is piloting the use of bamboo as the main structural material for rainwater harvesting tanks in coffee-growing communities in Uganda. The lower costs will enable farmers to collect more rainwater and prevent soil erosion. The Sebei region on the slopes of Mount Elgon produces some of the best specialty Arabica coffee in Uganda. […]

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By AidEnvironment
// 29.06.21

Biogas for more productive farms and healthier lives

In the Green Future Farming project, biogas digesters are promoted to overcome the combined challenges of indoor air pollution and soil erosion and degradation in the coffee-growing Sebei sub-region of Uganda.  Aidenvironment is involved in a demo that recently started. Trees in the Kapchorwa, Kween, and Bukwo Districts of Uganda are cut down for firewood or for sale, leading to […]

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