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Bududa farmers advised to use terracing

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th November 2011 08:26 PM

Bududa residents have been urged to adopt terracing methods to avoid increased incidents of landslides.

Bududa residents have been urged to adopt terracing methods to avoid increased incidents of landslides.

By Juliet Waiswa & Violet Nabatanzi

Bududa residents have been urged to adopt terracing methods to avoid increased incidents of landslides.
 
Addressing Journalists at Kamwokya offices, the Acting Executive of African Women’s Economic Policy Network (AWEPON) Rosemary Lukholo said poor farming methods are some of the causes of landslides in Bududa.
 
She added that terracing used to be a rule in Mbale but when the farmers who introduced it went, the residents also gave up on the practice.
 
 “People were telling us that because the land is so fragile we should use artificial fertilizers but Kigezi has taken up terracing as a rule and that is why there are no landslides like in East,’ she said.
 
She said that in addition to poor farming practices, farmers have also started cutting down trees because of high population pressure.
 
She also noted that environmental degradation has been the leading cause of the current climate change in which case women are most affected especially in the developing world.
 
Through their campaign dubbed “Climate change justice tribunal” they organized an International conference on 31st October 2011 to create public awareness on climate change and its effect on women.
 
The programmes manager and resource mobilizer Florence Kasule appealed to government to increase funding to the environment sector for proper usage of land especially on afforestration.
 
“We should not blame government and yet we are seeing so many individuals destroying our environment by building in swamps and cutting down trees,” Kasule revealed.
 

Bududa farmers advised to use terracing

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