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Ugandan farmers learn water conservation and soil health techniques to prepare for climate change

Farmers report better harvests, reducing their need to turn more land into crop fields

Thursday 21 October 2021 15:22 BST
Around 70% of Ugandans earn their living from farming
Around 70% of Ugandans earn their living from farming (Unsplash)

By Sarah Mawarere for UBC Radio in Uganda

In eastern Uganda’s Elgon region, extreme climate events like landslides, floods and excessive run-off degrades land. The Sustainable Livelihoods Management Programme, now running for 10 years, equips farmers with the tools to reduce soil erosion and increase land productivity. Sarah Mawarere uncovers the reasoning behind this project, and the results seen thus far.

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This article is reproduced here as part of the Space for Giants African Conservation Journalism Programme, supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate.

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