Uganda

Doni Irene. Photo by Joy Kivata
Doni Irene. Photo by Joy Kivata
Vi Agroforestry has long experience from working in Uganda. We have been improving the environment and the livelihoods for smallholder farmers in the country since 1992.

More than 80 percent of the population in Uganda make their living from agriculture, and most of them are smallholder farmers. They struggle to feed a growing population. The country is also heavily affected by deforestation. Uganda’s tropical jungles, rainforests and savannas are home to a rich biodiversity, but these valuable forests are rapidly disappearing. The Ugandan state has made great efforts to reduce deforestation. From 2000 to 2015, an average of 50,000 hectares of forest disappeared per year, but during 2015-2017, just under 30,000 hectares of forest disappeared per year. Still, more needs to be done. Vi Agroforestry’s work in Uganda helps to stop deforestation, for example by making people self-sufficient in wood and timber from tree planting on their own farms so that they can leave the forests standing.

Vi Agroforestry works with a number of partner organisations in various parts of the country. Our country office in Uganda is based in Kampala. We improve the lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers through agroforestry. Our goal is to end poverty and contribute to a better environment and climate. By strengthening the capacity of farmer organisations, we seek to empower farmer families, reduce poverty, end hunger, stop deforestation, and contribute to increased biodiversity.

Currently, we have four ongoing projects and one overarching programme in Uganda. We support youth to find jobs that help communities be more sustainable, we empower women to fight deforestation, we train families in refugee settlements and nearby communities in how to meet their needs for food and firewood from own gardens, and we help children at school learn about environmental issues.

Contact us

Vi Agroforestry Uganda
Mitala road 3311,
Kansanga-Muyenga, Kampala, Uganda
P.O Box 8486 Kampala,
Phone: +256 (414) 599143.
uganda@viagroforestry.org

Our work in Uganda

Green Livelihoods for Youth – GLY 

helps create jobs for young women and men in sustainable beekeeping and solar energy businesses in Uganda. The youth also learn how to engage in decision-making.
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Women Empowerment in Sustainable Land Management – WESLAM

empowers women in Uganda to fight deforestation and land degradation through agroforestry and sustainable agriculture.
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The Project for Resilience and Empowerment of refugees and their host communities in Partnership – PREP

in Uganda helps families access water and sanitation, build better stoves, grow food, and plant trees for fuel and fodder.
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Green Schools for Better Learning

organises 12, 000 pupils in 25 schools in Uganda into environmental clubs where they grow school gardens and learn about environmental issues.
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The ALIVE programme

contributes to a sustainable environment that enables women and men living in poverty to improve their lives.
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Recent project: Growing resilient agricultural enterprises – GREAN

mitigated climate change and improved livelihoods for coffee famers in Uganda.
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Contact us

Vi Agroforestry Uganda
Mitala road 3311,
Muyenga-Kansanga, Kampala, Uganda
uganda@viagroforestry.org