SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS FACED IN RANGELANDS AREAS IN UGANDA

SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS FACED IN RANGELANDS AREAS IN UGANDA

  • Construction of boreholes and valley dam to fight the prolonged drought and water the animals in the region.
  • Cultivation of profitable crops using scientific methods of planting of high breed seeds of cereals with short gestation periods. This has been done in Kitugm and Kotido.




  • Farmers have been encouraged to apply fertilizers and organic manure where soils are poor. The use of irrigation like in Kibimba has increased on food production.
  • Co-operative farming has been encouraged. Also cotton has been grown as a cash crop to increase on food supply like in Bululi and around L. Edward and George.
  • There has been introduction of ranching schemes to provide veterinary services, scientific animal rearing methods, water sources mainly in Ankole-Masaka dry corridor and Bululi-Nakasongola.
  • The government has set up milk collecting centres to enable marketing of cattle products of milk. Also beef markets have been established like in Sanga in Kiruhura district.




  • Activities such as mining have been empowered like the extraction of oil at Albert, gold in Karamoja and tin in Ankole-Masaka corridor.
  • There are aforestation programs to diversify the environment through formation rainfall and protection of land against erosion.
  • Rangelands have been gazatted into national parks and game reserves like Kidepo and Ajai respectively. This has developed the tourist industry and helped to extend social infrastructure like heath services, roads and water to rangelands.
  • The communal land ownership is being checked in favour of individual land ownership as the case in Ankole-Masaka corridor. Also paddocking of grazing land has been encouraged.

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