This report presents results of a rapid desk review of academic and grey literature on the evidence relating to trees and livelihoods in Karamoja a region in north eastern Uganda. The review identified the range of problems in the Karamoja sub-region; benefits of trees to people and communities living in Karamoja; the role of trees in resilience building; role of trees in agricultural production, traditional knowledge of trees in Karamoja; threats to trees, drivers of development in Karamoja; tree-based initiatives in the sub-region; and opportunities for action research in Karamoja. Using their experiences in the Karamoja sub-region and other similar ecosystems in Africa, the authors provide insights of the contribution of trees to livelihoods in Karamoja.
This report has been produced by the World Agroforestry Centre for Evidence on Demand with the assistance of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS) programme, jointly managed by DAI (which incorporates HTSPE Limited) and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Egeru, A.; Okia, C.; de Leeuw, J. Trees and livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) 39 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_hd.december2014.egeruaetal]