Kasagga sensitising about climate change through action By Bbaale Drake Thomas

Kasagga sensitising about climate change through action
By Bbaale Drake Thomas
Efforts by different stakeholders to curb the effects of climate change seem to be paying off and
the fruits are visible.
Many people are currently embarking on urban farming as one of the ways to combat the adverse
effects of climate change. Urban farms improve food production in an environmentally-friendly
way, as well as reducing carbon footprint, which is critical in fighting climate change.
Kasagga Tom Joel, a resident of Kikaaya in Kawempe, Kampala, is one of the people currently
practising urban farming, after learning about the initiative on a social media post that I put out
on Facebook.
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In his first attempt, Kasagga planted tomatoes, and he says the harvest was bountiful. Kasagga’s
urban gardens benefit from manure from his poultry farm, to ensure he engages in organic
ventures.
He has now also planted sukuma wiki, which his family eats and he sells the surplus to people in
his community.
Kasagga advises people to make use of their urban spaces, however small they are, to set up
urban gardens, even if it means having the setup vertical.

 

 By Bbaale Drake Thomas

Community Journalist