Sustainable Land Use and Soil Conservation


Most of our lands are located on hilly and mountainous areas; this makes the soil vulnerable to erosion thus rapid land degradation. Our farmers have been participating in slope management practices as part of soil conservation plan such as constructing terraces, heaping trash across the hills and planting grass in water ways. We also work with farmers to demonstrate and appreciate the magic in integrating animals and crop production. The key areas we cover are resource recycling, composting and applying manure from animals to the soil when preparing land for crop planting. When crops are harvested, we give the crop residues to the pigs. This has provided a rather cost effective way of managing the pigs and crop production. It also saves money that could be otherwise spent on inorganic fertilizers and expensive animal feeds. This keeps soil health and maintains clean environment. We see farmers appreciating the value of animal manure in crop production and utilization of wastes as animal feeds (Success page). Other practices are crop rotation, timely planting, mulching, early weeding and irrigation in the dry spell to avoid crop moisture stress.

In the photo above, reformed poachers In the meeting with the conservation partners of Uganda Wildlife Authority hosted by CIBIC harnessing measures to put forward so that other poachers who are still poaching can reform.

Reformed poachers learn about bee keepin

In the photo above, reformed poachers learn about bee keeping in the apiary.


In the photo above, Some Batwa families who were evicted are now growing oyster mushrooms mainly for food and income. It is a cash and a nutritious crop with high rate of income and in a short time. Many thanks to our donors and partners for enabling us see this project a success. Over 100 local women are also growing mushroom which they used to harvest from the forest.