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The Rwenzori project aims at assisting small-scale vanilla farmers of the Rwenzori region to develop agroforestry systems, in order to secure, improve and diversify their production. Intercropped agroforestry provides shade and new sources of income for farmers (fruits, timber, vegetables).

Vanilla crops are jeopardized by climate change (heat, prolonged droughts, more and more irregular rains) and poor farming practices. Trees are planted within and around vanilla plots and protect vanilla – as well as cocoa and coffee trees that are often grown in the same plot – by providing shade.

Location

Rwenzori region, Uganda

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Rwenzori Farmers Cooperative Union (RFCU)

Participants

475 fair trade & organic vanilla farmers

Achievements

100,000 planted trees

supply chain

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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