Mainstreaming of Sustainable land management activities in 6 cattle corridor districts project

What is the project about?

A well mulched garden in Nakaseke. The garden is part of the sustainable land management initiatives in the district which has seen farmers learn new ways of land conservation. (UNDP Uganda 2012)

This project aimed to mainstream Sustainable Land Management (SLM) into district and local government development plans and to identify and implement priority SLM interventions to improve livelihoods of local communities in the cattle corridor of Uganda.

It focused on 3 outputs namely:-

  •  Strengthening the capacity for SLM in the cattle corridor as well as capacity of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)/National Action Plan (NAP) Focal Point to support SLM Country Programmes,
  • Mainstreaming of priority SLM interventions in the District Development Plans (DDPs) and budgets with enhanced capacity for decision making and  
  • Implementation of innovative priority SLM interventions. 

The project was also implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and covering 6 districts namely Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Kamuli, Kaliro, Sembabule and Lyantonde in the cattle corridor of Uganda.


The project accomplishments included;

  • Action plans integrating Sustainable Land Management practises and environmental concerns have been developed and completed in 210 parishes, 30 sub-counties in the project districts
  • Conservation agricultural practices (minimum tillage) has been adopted among 400 farmers in 6 dryland districts resulting in increased yield by 200-300% for maize and beans among pilot communities. 

These practices increased community resilience and are now being adopted and replicated by local authorities and other farmer groups in the cattle corridor districts.

Who finances it?

The project had a total funding of USD $2,200,000. US$ 1,644,364 from the Government of Norway through the UNDP Dry lands Development Centre, USD$356,000 from UNDP core resources and USD $199,636 from Government of Uganda. The project run from 2010 to 2013.

Project Overview
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Geographic coverage:
Uganda Cattle corridor
Focus Area:
Energy & Environment
Project officer:
Sarah Mujabi
Government of Uganda, Project district local governments