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trees planted
601,446
surface planted
1,055 Ha

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The project takes place in the Rwenzori region, a few kilometres from the western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The area has been deforested for decades and plantations of exotic species harmful for natural ecosystems such as eucalyptus or pine trees have been promoted in the last 30 years.

The Rwenzori project aims to assist small-scale farmers of the Rwenzori region to develop agroforestry systems, to secure, improve and diversify their production. In collaboration with the farmers, we aim to implement intercropped agroforestry which will provide shade as well as new sources of income (fruits, timber, vegetables).

To increase the Rwenzori’s farmers’ coffee quality and yields, we have developed training and support on good coffee maintenance practices. Our willingness to implement more integrated projects as well as to increase the impact on the coffee farmers’ livelihoods, convinced us to launch Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for coffee in partnership with the local cooperative. The GAPs are designed and based on the local social, cultural and environmental context.

Participating farmers are members of the Rwenzori Farmers Cooperative Union (RFCU), which gathers 14 primary cooperatives from the districts of Kasese, Kabarole, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo in the Rwenzori region.

Location

Rwenzori region, Uganda

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Rwenzori Farmers Cooperative Union (RFCU)

Participants

1771 small-scale farmers

Achievements

601446 planted trees

supply chain

Coffee , Fruits and Vegetables

Plantation models

Species planted

Maesopsis eminii

Maesopsis eminii

Prunus africana

Prunus africana

Milicia excelsa

Milicia excelsa

Avocado Tree

Avocado Tree

Jackfruit Tree

Jackfruit Tree

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