This project will train and sensitize 1,000 farmers and students from 100 schools on sustainable farming and climate change adaptation and annually plant 25,000 trees in Northern Uganda that was impoverished by the 20 years-long war. This will lead to improved food productivity, sustainable land use, reduced poverty, reduced level of carbon dioxide due to increased green cover and the creation of an enlightened young generation ready to embrace the sustainable utilization of natural resources
With a population of 6,000,000 people, Northern Uganda is currently faced with extreme poverty due to low level of education. This poverty and education state is linked to the 20-year war in the region that kept children and families in internally displaced peoples' camps. Even with Government interventions, poor farming practices like bush-burning, tree cutting and poor use of chemicals have remained. These have led to low food production, diseases, soil exhaustion and extreme pollution.
We will sensitize and raise awareness in the communities and schools on the dangers of human activities on the environment, soil fertility and food production and couple it with tree planting. We shall train farmers and the communities in general on sustainable farming, provide follow-ups to their activities, form farmer-networks, and create platforms for free sharing of information. The activities of the school students and the farmers will be regularly monitored, assessed and reporting.
The project will sensitize and train 3,000 farmers in three years enabling them to increase their food productivity, maintain or improve their soil productivity levels, and create a healthy, cleaner and safer environment devoid of pollution. Thus fostering them to come out of extreme poverty as they will meet the basic needs of food, health and education of their families. The project will also enlighten, empower and involve students from 100 schools to enhance sustainability of the project