Boys and girls weeding a school garden in Masaka.
The Landcare approach was first piloted in Masaka District when stakeholders involved in agricultural production, natural resources management and community development formed the Masaka District Landcare Chapter (MADLACC) in late 2009. Their objectives were to collectively spearhead sustainable land management practices using financial support from AusAID and technical back stopping from African Highland Initiative; an Eco regional programme under the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
The approach is majorly to encourage youth to participate in practices that promote sustainable land management and environmental conservation and to also include these ideas in school curriculums and syllabus. The approach is currently being promoted in various parts of the Country namely: Kapchorwa, Bukwo and Kween in Eastern Uganda, Kabale, Mbarara, Ntungamo, Isingiro Luwero, Wakiso in Central Uganda and recently starting in nine Districts under the SLM project in Northern Uganda; namely Gulu, Omoro, Nwoya ,Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Amuru and Adjumani Districts