Uganda Land Use

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Uganda - Land Use

Land use

In the southern half of the country, rich soil and rainfall permit extensive agriculture, and in the drier and less fertile northern areas, pastoral economies are common. Approximately 21 percent of the land is cultivated and 45 percent is woodland and grassland, some of which has been cleared for roads, settlements, and farmland in the south. Approximately 13 percent of the land is set aside as national parks, forests, and game reserves. Swampland surrounding lakes in the southern and central regions supports abundant papyrus growth. The central region's woodlands and savanna give way to acacia and cactus growth in the north. Valuable seams of copper, cobalt, and other minerals have been revealed along geological fault lines in the southeast and southwest. Volcanic foothills in the east contain phosphates and limestone.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Uganda Land use - Geography - IndexMundi
Policies, People and Land use change in Uganda
Land Use Map of Uganda - Food and Agriculture Organization
Uganda - Land Use - Humanitarian Data Exchange
Datasets - Land Use - Uganda -

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