Promoting sustainable agricultural production in the Elgon area

Promoting sustainable agricultural production in the Elgon area

On the 4th of July 2018, a team from the Ministry of Agriculture travelled to Bushiuyo Parish, Wanale SC in Mbale district to evaluate how farmers around Mt. Elgon are benefiting from the Integrated Landscape Management project.

The project, which promotes sustainable production is implemented under a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The Ministry team was led by Hon. Vincent Sempijja the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and was welcomed in the area by Ms Sylivia Kakai, the chairperson of Bushiuyo Farmers where land degradation hot-spots were identified in 4 villages & support from the project has helped decrease land degradation to boost productivity & household incomes.