Between 2012 and 2017, Vi Agroforestry and partners supported the development and implementation of the Lake Victoria Farmers’ Organisation Agroforestry (FOA) program. Under this program, and in cooperation with 40 member-based farmer organizations spread across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, approximately two million female and male farmers, school children and young people were mobilized to implement agroforestry and sustainable agriculture land management (SALM) practices in different agroecosystems of Lake Victoria catchment areas. The brief shares key lessons learnt from the FOA program on how to address concerns of both women and men when restoring land, while improving food security and offering alternative income streams.
Author: Celina Butali; Amos Wekesa (Vi Agroforestry)
Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum
Keyword(s): agriculture, agroecology, agroecosystems, agroforestry, communities, farmers, forests, gender, Kenya, Lake Victoria, landscape restoration, livelihoods, restoration, Rwanda, smallholders, soil, sustainable agriculture land management, Tanzania, Uganda