Training on Sustainable Land Management for Extension Officers in Uganda.

Sustainable land management (SLM) consists of practices and technologies that aim to integrate the management of land, water, biodiversity, and other environmental resources to meet human needs while ensuring the long-term sustainability of ecosystem services and livelihoods. Uganda has experienced severe degradation of land driven by several factors including population pressure, inappropriate natural resource use and climate change. The worst affected places are especially those with steep slopes and the semi-arid ones. In attempt to address the land degradation challenges in Uganda, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has partnered with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Makerere University to train extension workers from across Uganda in Sustainable Land Management (SLM). The training broadly aims at building the capacity of extension staff in promoting SLM practices and technologies at farm level. The training targets a total of 97 extension staff drawn from sub-counties in the different districts of Uganda that experience land degradation challenges. The trainees will be trained in two shifts each lasting one week starting from 26th November 2018 to 8th December 2018. Specifically the training focuses on providing knowledge and skills in six broad areas namely;

  • Farmland use planning.
  • Soil erosion control and management.
  • Soil water conservation.
  • Integrated soil fertility management.
  • Integrated watershed management.
  • Agro-forestry.

 

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