Economic activities carried out in the montane climate




Economic activities carried out in the montane climate

  • Tourism due to existence of permanent snow and glacial features that attract tourists that brings in foreign exchange.
  • Lumbering especially from the mountain forest favoured by the heavy rains.
  • Slopes that have fertile soil and receive heavy rains favour agriculture for food production especially on the windward side.
  • Nomadic pastoralism especially on the lee ward sides of the highlands.
  • Mineral exploitation due to occurrence of some mineral deposits in mountain rocks e.g. copper at Kasese.
  • Stone quarrying which provides materials for road construction and building.

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