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Case Details

Building resilience and livelihoods with agroforestry in Uganda

Author(s) Nathan Ochole
Year of publication 2014
This film explains what agroforestry is and the myriad of contributions that it has made to Uganda. It starts in the highlands of Kabale, where trees on farms prevented landslides and floods, provided fruit to villagers and made their agriculture more sustainable. It then roams to the parklands of northern Uganda where Borassus palms and Shea trees provide valuable nutrition and cash earnings (particularly for women in the case of Shea) and improve the yields of the crops grown near them. It visits Kapchorwa where we see the use of the nitrogen-fixing shrub Calliandra as feed for dairy cows and then documents the improvements that orange trees have made to livelihoods in Namatumba.
Type of Case
Video or audio
World Agroforestry Centre
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function