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Analysis of tree species, preferences by farmers in Albertine rift, Uganda

Charles Lwanga Tumuhe 1, 2  ,  
 
1
Department of Environmental Management, Makerere University, P. O. BOX 7062, Kampala Uganda
2
Faculty of technologies for rural transformation, African Rural University, P O BOX 24, Kagadi, Uganda
3
School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University, P. O. BOX 7062, Kampala Uganda
Environ. Earth Ecol. 2020;4(1):7–14
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There have been several efforts to plant trees in Uganda but the rate of tree planting has remained low perhaps due to coercing farmers to plant the tree species against their preference. In this study, the tree species’ preferences of farmers in Albertine rift are presented. Key informant interviews, focus group interviews and semi-structured household survey questionnaires were used. A sample of 218 households was selected randomly to include both tree farmers and non-tree farmers in Kiryanga Sub County. The descriptive summaries and content analysis were used in data analysis. Results indicate that Eucalyptus spp., Pinus spp., and fruit trees were most preferred. Farmers have different tree species’ preferences due to the benefits obtained from them. Provision of these suitable tree species’ seedlings will highly incentivize and enhance tree planting in Uganda.
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Charles Lwanga Tumuhe   
Makerere University
 
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