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Agro-Forestry and Fruit Tree School Project in Uganda

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Busanda Primary School

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The project aims to give people access to fuel wood, timber, fruit, fodder and other non-timber forest products while halting and reversing the trend of the forest loss and related environmental degradation in Luuka district through promoting vegetable and fruit tree growing and agro-forestry systems.

Although trees and forests being a critical resource for people’s livelihoods, environmental conservation and national economic development, tree and forest resources have significantly diminished in recent years due to an increase in the number of people depending on them for survival as well as a lack of alternatives.

What is your project and how will it help?

The long-term goal of the project is to contribute to the eradication of poverty, food insecurity and fostering a lasting high quality of life for the local pupils in Busanda primary school, Nabyoto parish while safeguarding long-term environmental sustainability by growing fruits and promoting agroforestry systems.

The specific objectives of the project are:
1. To assist the 700 pupils, particularly from poor and disadvantaged families, to engage in fruit and tree growing and increase vegetable crop production for improved food security and income generation for the school thus enabling the school to meet the costs of other educational needs such as money for tests ,Lunch for both pupils and teachers, among others.

2. To promote awareness among the learners of the value and importance of planting trees(including fruit tree and tree lots) for different purposes; how to raise and tend tree seedlings and ways of integrating trees into farming systems through the production and dissemination of public awareness materials.

3. To enhance capacity of farming households in Nabyoto parish and surrounding areas to apply appropriate technologies and sustainable farming practices (including: composting, soil and water conservation, integrated pest management, environmentally sustainable application of agrochemicals, etc) through awareness and training workshops, information dissemination and extension services.

The project is expected to improve the livelihoods of the beneficiary young farmers in the project area through enhanced domestic food self-sufficiency, improved nutrition and increased school incomes from the sale of the agricultural products. These will in turn result in better health and increased economic productive capacity of the participating pupils and teachers. The project will also serve as a catalyst for the local people to engage in other off-farm economic activities and community development initiatives. It will also improve their social networks, self-esteem and overall well-being. It is hoped that the project will serve as a model in Bukooma -Luuka district and that a follow-up project will be developed, building on the experience, best practices and lessons learned from this project.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Other organizations can partner with us by co-funding the school project.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Please see attachment for detailed budget.

Prices in Ugandan Shilling (1USD = 2,500UGX)

High Value and Quick maturing seeds
Subtotal: 17,900,000

Purchase of Basic Farm Equipment
Subtotal: 46,900,000

Preparation and dissemination of awareness materials
Subtotal: 10,550,000

Sensitisation workshop for local leaders (LCs in Bukooma sub-county) – 2 days
Subtotal: 820,000

3 community awareness seminars and 2 training workshops for local beneficiaries – 2 days
Subtotal: 10,800,000

Training of local volunteers/animators (5)
Subtotal (training): 4,325,000

Project Personnel
Subtotal: 16,200,000

Project office equipment & operational costs
Subtotal: 21,900,000

Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtotal: 2,400,000

TOTAL COSTS: 153,395,000

Project management fee (7% project cost)
10,737,650

GRAND TOTAL: 164,132,650
GRAND TOTAL in USD: 64,000

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Africa: Uganda

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Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; Community...show all (4)

Responses

  • Commented
    31 Oct 2012 08:04 GMT

    Global Hand Volunteers
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Gustav Johansson says: Global Hand says:
    Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organisation that works with support to farmers in the Lake Victoria Basin in Eastern Africa. www.viskogen.se/english/

    They cooperate with small scale farmers and usually not with schools but they might be able to give you advice, assistance or other kind of support for your project.

    Contact:
    SCC-Vi Agroforestry Project
    P.O. Box 1732
    Masaka, Uganda
    masaka@viafp.org
    +256 793 749 995

    Kajsa Halleen Nyerere
    Project Manager
    kajsa.halleen@viafp.org

    James Walusimbi
    Deputy Manager
    james.walusimbi@viafp.org