The Role of Agro-Forestry in Poverty Reduction in Kabale District: A Case Study of Kyanamir& Sub-County

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Kampala International University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The research was carried out in Kyanamira Sub-county Kabale district. It was aimed at finding out the role of Agro-forestry in poverty reduction in Kabale district. It was based on the following objectives: To find out which Agro-forestry goods and services are being commercialized/marketed. To find out the opportunities of using Agro-forestry initiatives to reduce poverty to find out ways in which agro-forestry can be improved to help reduce poverty. The study included all the farmers in Kyanamira Sub-county practicing Agro forestry and 120 respondents were used. Questionnaires, interviews and direct observations were used to collect data. It was discovered that the major agro-forestry products on sale in the local markets are fruits, medicine, fodder and timber It was noted that agro-forestry had increased income generation among the Kyanarnira farmers and many more benefited Provision of tools to farmers, education, creation of markets sensitization programmes, provision of better quality seeds and provision of loans without collateral to farmers were sited as the maj or contributions towards Agro-forestry The study recommended government to provide tree seedlings to farmers at a minimal price, introduce agro-forestry into the curricular of schools, increase collaboration in agro-forestry research programmes and develop trained manpower in agro-forestry through post-graduate studies in local and international universities as some of the ways of improving Agro-forestry
A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Award of The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management of Kampala International University
Agro-Forestry, Poverty Reduction