The Sustainable Livelihoods project reached thousands of people living throughout the Hoima District in western Uganda.

In support of local groups, JGI Canada helped restore an important forest corridor, which is significant to chimpanzees. This project also provided communities with opportunities for long-term income generation while maintaining the protection of the forest. Activities included:

  • Training community members on sustainable farming, which helped increase crop yields by 69%.
  • Restoring chimpanzee habitat by improving the health of the ecosystem and decreasing forest-clearing activities that threaten wildlife.
  • Raising awareness about sustainable uses of natural resources by working with the local Department of Education, providing teaching guides for educators, and implementing Roots & Shoots groups in 10 area schools.
  • Replanting and regenerating 122 hectares of land, and additionally protected 4 water sources for community use. The time spent by women and children collecting water was reduced by more than 50%.
  • Providing income generation opportunities like beekeeping, kitchen gardens, sustainable animal husbandry, craft making, and tree nurseries leading to a substantial increase in the average household income.

Sustainable Livelihoods is funded in partnership with the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs, Canada.

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