Supporting farmers to regenerate forests in Gulu, Northern Uganda

Anthony Akera, Operations Manager at Alumalum Rural Investments, and farmer Simon Komakech, explain how a regenerative farming initiative is changing mindsets to restore a degraded landscape in Gulu District, Northern Uganda.

The pioneering initiative is part of a project led by Ugandan ethical agricultural goods processor Alumalum, in partnership with Lush Investments, to support smallholder farmers to establish cocoa, vanilla, and timber agroforestry farming systems and provide a guaranteed market for their produce.

In an area where communities are still feeling the effects of more than 20 years of civil war, the project supports over 1000 farmers to plant over 1 million trees and brings an opportunity to earn greater incomes through regenerative farming.