Factors Affecting Adoption of Agroforestry Technologies by Women and Young Farmers in the Mt. Elgon Region, Eastern Uganda
The global climate is changing due to increases in amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Although the carbon market nearly doubled from US$11 billion in 2005 to US$21.5 billion in 2006, global greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, a plain indication that a more practical and direct solution to cutting emissions is urgently needed. One of these practical solutions is to plant trees. In the Mt. Elgon region agroforestry has been a key strategy being used by the ACIAR projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, restore land productivity and increase food security.