Category: Conservation Projects

  • Providing safe water to communities around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda

    Water is one of the most basic necessities of life, but something that many people struggle to find within the Virunga Landscape. Annual rainfall is plentiful but water sources are rare due to the volcanic geology that either forces rainwater to quickly runoff or infiltrate deeply. The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), as part of […]

  • Propagating Seed Potatoes and Farmer-to-Farmer Training

    A potato crop is only as good as the seed potatoes that it was started with. In most cases in the Great Lakes region, the seed potatoes are, unfortunately, of poor quality and already harboring diseases such as late blight and bacterial wilt. In a previous post, we informed you of efforts being made by […]

  • Boosting Potato Production Around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    While potato farming is one of the major income generating enterprises in Kabale District in Uganda, harvests are typically low due to low quality seed, inappropriate varieties and inadequate farmer knowledge and skills, coupled with weak institutional capacity of the actors involved in the sector. Farmers typically tell us that they are often let down […]