Mubende Stories

HOW VALLEY TANKS ARE TRANSFORMING FARMER LIVELIHOODS IN MUBENDE

Maswanku Antonio’s onion garden under irrigation from a Valley tank in Lugala, Kitenga sub county, Mubende district PHOTO BY ANITAH NALWOGA

The Global Climate Change Alliance has changed the life of farmers in Mubende district through awareness on climate change, adaptation technologies and all their interventions. Here is a story of Maswanku Antonio, one of the farmers in Kitenga Sub County, Mubende district, which is home to one of the valley tanks that were constructed by the GCCA project and also a member of one of the farmer field schools in this area.

“I no longer have to wait for the wet season to plant” he says.

GET FULL STORY. Valley tanks improving lives

Mubende District inaugural Bee exhibition is a tremendous success

 

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

Mubende Bee Festival

As the focus is put on Alternative livelihoods, bee keeping is becoming a Mubende District favorite. This enterprise is promising ecological and financial dividends for persons holding land with areas of fragile ecosystems such as; wetlands, forested areas, hilly slopes, and plantation forests.  The District promotes the enterprise in order halt the high rate of wetland degradation, deforestation and forest degradation. The District recruited a District Entomology staff a few years ago. Through this office and through several Private, Public and Civil Society interventions, the enterprise has grown to almost all corners of the district.

On the 5th of December 2016, the inaugural Multi District Bee Festival and Exhibition was held at Mayors garden Mubende. Highlights of this very important event are listed in attached report. REPORT ON BEEE FESTIVAL WEEK AND EXHIBITION

MUBENDE DISTRICT TO RECEIVE MORE VALLEY TANKS

LUKAYA DAM

Lukaya Valley tank constructed in Kitenga Sub County

Mubende District Local Government,has received support from  MAAIF,under Ministry of Agriculture,to support farmers through constructing valley tanks on small costs.

This has come following a public out cry on lack of water especially during dry season in cattle corridor sub counties of Mubende like; Kitenga, Kigando, Manyogaseka, Kasambya, Kiganda, Nalutuntu and others.Farmers will be paying a small amount of money to benefit from this project.

MAAIF has given out 2 tractors to help in this work,and the District Chairperson Hon. Kibuuka Francis B Amooti has been grateful to the Ministry for this chance which has been given to Mubende District and hope to help his farmers during dry season and address issues of Climate Change.