Sembabule Reports

TREE PLANTING NEEDS ASSESEMENT AT PUBLIC PLACES AND HOTSPOTS OF THE DEGRADED AREAS IN THE DISTRICT

the district local government coupled with environment lead agencies facilitate the sustainable management of these administrative units and hotspots in the mostly affected sub-counties (Lwemiyaga, Ntuusi, Lugusulu, Mijwala, Sembabule Town council, Mateete, Lwebitakuli and Mateete town council).Subsequent to this, a team of three individuals (DNRO, Ag environment officer, and Ag District Planner) moved to the field identifying hotspots for restoration and re-vegetation with support from the district tree Nursery as well as capturing environment and Natural resources management issues relevant to next term medium planning periods at diverse administrative units
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REPORT ON SUPPORT TO COMMUNITY INITIATIVES TO CONSERVE WATERSHEDS IN LWEMIYAGA, NTUUSI AND LUGUSUULU.

The district has experienced deteriorating climatic conditions which have substantially affected ecosystem, and socio-economic profile. The issues affecting Sembabule among others include; long and frequent droughts, errant rains, precarious water supply ,escalating deforestation in form of soil erosion, loss of soil fertility and salinization, and silting of water sources.It’s against this background that the district local government coupled with environment lead agencies facilitates the sustainable management of critical and fragile Katonga river ecosystems. On this note, a team of two officers including the DNRO, Acting Environment Officer, moved to the field in areas of Bulongo parish Kabewo, Boma and Kyetuba identifying hotspots for sensitization of masses especially political and opinion leaders with the main view of developing community action plans to manage Katonga catchment areas.
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STATUS REPORT ON SEMBABULE PILOT GOAT BREEDING AND PRODUCTION SCHEME FOR STRATEGIC EXPORT

With change in land tenureship, many farmers are now leaving a settled life with perimeter fence on their farm; which is a positive trend as far as disease control is concerned as it limits livestock interaction from different farms and promotes enterprise mix.

The District goat population has increased as more farmers are taking up goat production as a business (Commercial Goat Production). This has been stimulated by Government through the Sembabule Pilot Goat Breeding and production scheme for strategic export which is implemented by Sembeguya Estates in partnership with the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as one of Government strategy of improving public/private partnership under a memorandum of understanding signed on 22nd March 2005.

Project I(ended July 2014) saw a total of 108 beneficiaries receive 28828 local female Mubende goats and 108 are Savanna Bucks from South Africa.

Project II under MoU signed 9th September 2015 has seen a total of 2200 local female goats procured and distributed to 44 beneficiaries. (33 new and 11 old) and 54 pure Savanna Bucks procured from South Africa still under quarantine.

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A REPORT ON THE PARTICIPATORY CLIMATE RISK AND VULNERABILTY ASSESSMENT (COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION PLAN – CAP) CONDUCTED IN LUSUSUULU SUB COUNTY

The Participatory Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment is an exercise that was conducted to assess the climate changes, their effects, impact on the livelihoods and their adaptation options of the people of Lugusuulu Sub County in the parishes of Lwentale and Kawanda.The exercise took two (2) days each in the two parishes; where in Lwentale it was conducted on the 24th and 25th of September 2013 at Kagango Primary School and Serinya Primary School. Then in Kawanda it was conducted on the 10th and 11th of October 2013 at Kyabi Primary School and Kyetume Cooperative Society offices. Members who were invited included; District and Sub county technical staff, parish chiefs, FFS members, Councillors, other members from existing groups, village chairpersons, people with disabilities, elders and staff from Non- governmental organizations operating in Rugusuulu sub county. The tools that we shared with the community members are being complied into a booklet for each parish which information will be shared at the District, Sub County, and Partner implementing organization (FAO) and FFS / group level. We are going to compile the booklets in two versions that is; one will be in English while another will be in Luganda.
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