• Helping Uganda’s fight against climate change using ancient farming techniques

    The impact of climate change is being felt across Africa. Much of the local knowledge which helped maintain the ecosystem was eroded by the colonial era. But one community in Uganda is bringing back ancient environmental practices to fight back against the damage that’s been done to where they live.   Source:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57643385

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  • Customary Governance and Earth Jurisprudence

    A presentation to the 1st Parliamentary Council (Attorney General) of Uganda By DENNIS TABARO OF African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE) At the Workshop on  the (Bagungu Customary Laws) Ordinance, 2020 15th-16th April 2021 At Garuga Beach Resort Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of the workshop was to present the “Buliisa District) Bagungu  Customary […]

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  • UGANDA RECOGNISES RIGHTS OF NATURE, CUSTOMARY LAWS, SACRED NATURAL SITES

    With our Ugandan partners ANARDE and Africe, we are delighted to share new developments in our work to protect Nature, revive culture and pursue the decolonisation of law alongside the Bagungu People of western Uganda. 29/03/2021 In 2019, Uganda became the first nation in Africa to recognise the rights of Nature in national legislation under […]

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  • Indigenous Cultural systems for Biodiversity protection and food security;A case for Sacred Natural Sites and Indigenous seeds

    Indigenous peoples and local communities are affected by climate change because they directly rely on their immediate environment to meet basic livelihood needs. Safeguarding and restoring ecosystem resilience, and the integrity of sacred natural sites, is critical to ensuring their food and health sovereignty and overall well- being.. It is important to revive, enhance and […]

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  • Gaarú: The growing African Movement for Earth Jurisprudence

    Gaarú is a film about the inspirational people reweaving the connections between culture and Nature across Africa. The film follows African grassroots leaders who are working to protect and restore Africa’s lands, waters, forests, and the ecological knowledge of her peoples. Hailing from across the continent, these leaders are undergoing a transformational, UN-recognised training process, […]

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  • AFRICE work on indigenous food systems

    The women showcase interventions in promoting indigenous seed and food systems to avert food insecurity especially during adverse climate change effects. AFRICE with support from Newfield Foundation has been facilitating these interventions with the indigenous women small holder farmers of Buliisa Tulime hamu mbibo zikade in Buliisa district and the Banyabutumbi small holder farmers in […]

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  • AFRICE supports Banyabutumbi small holder farmers to promote indigenous Farming systems

    This project has been implemented with support from Newfield Foundation to promote indigenous seeds and food systems in Bwambara sub county Rukungiri district and Buliisa women farmers.This support was handy especially in averting covid-19 effects

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  • AFRICE facilitates customary law ordinance of indigenous Bagungu people in Buliisa

    In the last two years AFRICE with support from Gaia Foundation has facilitated Buliisa district Local Government to develop an ordinance to recognize the customary laws and sacred natural sites and territories of the indigenous Bagungu people, living near Lake Albert. By making the customary laws to protect these SNT&T, AFRICE is implementing several resolutions […]

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  • The emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa

    In this new article published by The Conscious Lawyer Magazine, Gaia’s Carlotta Byrne explores the emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa, Gaia’s role in it, and the deep connections between Indigenous governance systems, Sacred Natural Sites and traditional seeds. Read the full article on gaiafoundation.org

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  • Supporting traditional farming knowledge systems amongst small seed farmers in Uganda

    Because of increased industrial farming systems, many farmer households no longer have granaries which for centuries were traditional way of storing and preserving food to save people in times of food shortage. AFRICE is supporting the communities of Kikarara around L.Edward and Buliisa along L.Albert in Uganda to revive indigenous knowledge and practices for food […]

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