|Date||24 Jun 2009|
Farm Forestry (FF) presents opportunities for the improvement of rural livelihoods and biodiversity conservation in Uganda. In a recently implemented project (Integrating FF and biodiversity conservation), a multiplicity of grown trees presents numerous potentials, but also constraints for sustaining such FF for biodiversity conservations projects. The constraints can present major setbacks if actual values of crops and trees components on people’s farm lands do not explicitly translate into economic values. Without undermining the explicit and implicit values of trees on the farm for biodiversity conservation, it is important to help communities realize the opportunity cost foregone by choosing to grow trees and conserving biodiversity. Through our interactions with the tree farmers, we collectively identified value addition, marketing of farm produce, and more formidable local campaigns as key missing links in sustaining FF and biodiversity conservation.
The following activities will be carried out to enhance livelihood and biodiversity conservation in the Sango bay area:
a. Local campaigns to boost FF:
b. Honey bees production:
This will be done by trained market executives from renowned institutions, who will also be part of the project team.
To read about Celsus' previous project http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/celsus_senhte_0 or for more information contact: