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Uganda: Mukono

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Location

Two sub counties have been chosen as a study area: Nagojje and Wakisi, which are both in Mukono District.

Climate

Both areas have a modified equatorial climate, which means two rainy periods separated by two short dry periods. Rainfall is received between March and May and between September and November. The amount is between 873 and 1228 mm.

Environmental and agronomical characteristics

Mokono District is characterised by an undulating landscape. Soil types are old and highly weathered with little mineral nutrient reserves. Farmers rely on soil organic matter for nutrients and good soil structure. In Uganda 50,000 certified smallholders practicing organic farming covering over 122,000 ha of land. Organic export compnies increased from 5 in 2001 to 22 by the end of 2005. Mukono is one of districts that has many active farmers producing organic products.

Organic/subsistence and conventional farming

The study areas Nagojje and Wakisi, which are both in Mukono District, have a modified equatorial climate. This means two rainy periods separated by two short dry periods. Rainfall is received between March and May and between September and November. The Mukono District is characterised by an undulating landscape. Soil types are old and highly weathered with little mineral nutrient reserves. Farmers rely on soil organic matter for nutrients and good soil structure.

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Case study contact

Charles Nkwiine

Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University
Uganda

Uganda