6,000 cattle rearing households in Nakaseke and Luweero districts will benefit from the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) at a time when parts of the cattle corridor areas of Nakaseke and Luweero are experiencing adverse effects of tree cutting and bush clearing for charcoal production.
Under the project, benefiting communities will be trained in ecosystem adaptation and mitigation, and the diocese will also establish functional watershed management systems. The Food and Agriculture Organisation, (FAO) in partnership with Kasana-Luweero Diocese, have rolled out a climate change resilience programme targeting the integration of crop growing and pastoralism.
In Nakaseke District, the project will be concentrated in the sub-counties of Wakyato, Ngoma, Kinyogoga, Kinoni and Kikamulo where eight micro water sheds will be rehabilitated, 225 hectares of drought-tolerant fodder plantations planted and 80 people trained in making energy saving cook stoves, among other activities. In Luweero, it will cover Butuntumula, Kamira and Kikyusa sub-counties.
Kasana –Luweero Diocese Bishop Paul Ssemogerere explained that the forest cover in many parts of the Greater Luweero districts has been depleted, attracting unfavourable climate conditions.
“Our duty as partners and the communities is to harness team work as we explore the climate change resilience adaptation and mitigation measures. In line with this new project, we appeal for an enabling environment from both the government and communities,” said Luweero Diocese Bishop Paul Ssemogerere.