CIFOR-ICRAF launched its operations in Uganda in 1988 in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Council under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, amassing more than 30 years of research, engagement and impact.
Research areas include: sustainable management of Uganda’s highland areas, improved dairy feeding for increased milk yields, developing and scaling up the landcare approach, agricultural value chains development using innovation platforms approach, and development of a sustainable refugee-environment nexus. In the field of landscape restoration, CIFOR-ICRAF is developing options for halting and reversing land degradation and scaling up sustainable land management practices in fragile and high-risk areas, in line with Uganda’s agricultural sector development strategy and investment plan, and the strategic investment framework for sustainable land management.
CIFOR-ICRAF also contributes to Uganda’s Vision 2040 by promoting options and providing policy guidance on restoration of degraded lands through integration of trees on farms.
COUNTRY FOCAL POINT
- Six communities in Uganda saw major increases women’s participation in leadership positions, woodlot ownership and tree planting, when CIFOR-ICRAF and the Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and the Environment (AUPWAE) introduced the Adaptive Collaborative Management approach ACM (2011–2016)
- Participatory Prospective Analysis helped women and their communities identify options to strengthen community forest tenure rights (2019)
- Activities have contributed to increased tree cover in Uganda’s farming systems and generated scientific knowledge that is informing agriculture and environment policy and interventions in Uganda.
Contact usErik F. Acanakwo
Uganda Country Office
C/o National Forestry Resources Research Institute (NaFORRI) Campus,
Mukono Kayunga Road, Kampala, Uganda
Tel (Office): +256 414 660647 | Mobile: +256 0703 656813