Creative actions on climate
change and human rights


Kiiza Eron at The Environment Shield Limited and Gawaya Tugule have successfully saved a row of endangered Milicia excelsa (Mvule) trees along Nile Avenue in Jinja City. The court declared the tree cutting a threat to residents’ rights to a clean environment and the city’s heritage, issuing a temporary injunction to halt the cutting until proper consultations and safeguards are in place.
Hosted by Holland Greentech, a top horticultural company in East Africa, our team expanded their knowledge of sustainable farm management, covering soil and water analysis, pest control, and irrigation. Read on to discover our key takeaways!
Today in Kampala, we had the incredible opportunity to meet two dynamic youth climate activists: Muhwezi Joshua Lawel and Ayebare Denise. These young leaders are at the forefront of climate action in Uganda, working tirelessly to empower youth and protect the environment.
Outspan Primary School in Bwaise, Kawempe, is located in a very poor area of Kampala, where people live on less than 10k a day. Access to nutritious food is scarce in this area. Fruits are expensive and rarely consumed. Posho and beans are the staple diet for most. When the trees bear fruit, students and teachers will be able to eat fresh avocados, mangoes, and oranges as part of their school meals.
Planting trees between crops, known as agroforestry, offers several significant benefits for farms. At Ewaka Mixed Farm, our flagship demonstration farm, you will notice trees dotted every few meters. A mango tree can be found next to the tomato patch, while the pawpaw offers shade to the soursop seedlings.
At Ewaka Mixed Farm in Kayunga, an initiative of Mambya Arts, we are using garlic water to spray on plants as an organic pest control. Aphids and cabbage bugs, especially, are repelled by garlic water. We will also use it to minimize bacteria and pests entering the greenhouses we are developing. A foot tray with garlic water will be placed at the entrance for all shoes to step in before entering!
100km from Kampala lies a 100 acre jewel in organic farming – Ewaka Demonstration Farm, the flagship farm, orchard, and training site of Mambya Art Foundation. The farm cultivates over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruit trees, and herbs, alongside goat farming. 
This week, we planted trees at Dreamwize Junior in Bwaise. Amos proudly showcased their new avocado and mango trees, which will benefit staff and pupils for generations. Planting trees in schools enhances sustainability. These trees will thrive for over 40 years, providing shade, healthy food, and environmental education to hundreds of children and staff
One of the many fruit trees grown in Uganda, Soursop tree was requested by this community due to the in income generating potential of selling the fruits which can reach 7,000 UGX high for each fruit. It is also suitable for this area due to its tolerance of poor soil and need for warm climate – it cannot stand frost!
Today, we celebrate with the Tusikerawamu Group in Bwaise, who were the recipients of our first tree sponsorship! Listen to Florence talk about the economic challenges in their community and the impact a fruit tree could have on their members’ lives:
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One year later, it is a testament to their hard work and enthusiasm to protect their environment that trees are still alive despite the challenges of unhealthy soil, goats eating anything, hungry ducks, flooding, and being uprooted by humans.
Revisiting the Kira Police Station Barracks site nearly a year after Act Africa Now planted trees with police officers, showed just how much trees can grow when given the right care and circumstances.
Returning to the LC 1 office in Kamwokya highlighted the ongoing dedication of local leaders to support community greening efforts initiated a year ago. They were eager to show off the healthy trees we planted together in a fenced-off area—safe from goats and developments.
Kanyogoga slum is a bustling area where small businesses sell chapatti, charcoal, gum boots and tomatoes. Yet, amidst this tapestry of enterprise, a stark reality emerges—residents live next to polluted pools of water and heaps of refuse, amidst a landscape that straddles the line between Luzira and Muyenga.
In the lead-up to Ramadan 2023, Act Africa Now embarked on a journey of solidarity within the heart of the Kawempe slum, localy named the “Lost City” by its resilient inhabitants.