Uganda's favourable soil conditions and climate have contributed to the country's agriculture success. The structure of land tenure in most districts we operate has always been based on family production units: small farms of between one and three hectares.
Farmers have traditionally engaged in agriculture crops that are adapted to the cold weather and livestock rearing. The most commonly grown crops include cassava, bananas, corn, and beans.RWIDF maintains the following objectives that guide its work under this field.
Support the establishment of diversified and integrated farming practices, including livestock rearing.
Promote and advance a participatory, sustainable and inclusive rural development model which emphasizes both socio economic and environmental justice, e.g. improvements in the quality of life and standard of living of local farmers (rural producers) as well as environmental improvements and conservation.
Advance a participatory approach in forging collective action solutions to environmental challenges and production problems common to local families.
Integrate the association into local, regional and national forums that advocate for the resolution of environmental conflicts, the protection of biodiversity, and the promotion of food security and food sovereignty.
This system again shifted to accommodate mono cropping, particularly for coffee. Not all communities transitioned wholesale, with some maintaining a more traditional system of planting food together with coffee. For the majority that did transition, however, it resulted in the loss of local knowledge, seed diversity, and practices and production systems that communities had developed over generations as a strategy for reducing environmental and economic risks. This traditional ecological knowledge was particularly important in enabling farmers to adapt to the region's adverse environmental conditions marginal soils, dry lands, and steep slopes.Donate Now