Masaka and District Landcare Chapter (MADLACC)
MADLACC is a multidisciplinary community based organisation focused on sustainable land management.
The MADLACC ethos is based on the concept of Landcare; that is, collective action, partnership and networking of community groups in addressing climate change, land and food security challenges..
Located in the Masaka district of central Uganda, MADLACC was started in 2009 and it has since implemented activities in the community to address local challenges through local solutions.
These activities have included: capacity building of community members; tree planting/agro forestry/nursery management; promotion of community seed production/ multiplication and bee keeping. It also promotes undertaking of income generating activities (IGAs), junior Landcare activities in primary schools, and micro- credit among the community members. The issues of improvement of food security and adoption of sustainable land management practices are also addressed.
It has worked closely with the World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF for technical guidance and also the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) has provided assistance to implement a project on environmental awareness and sustainability through the Landcare approach.
MADDLAC are working with ITF on a project to promote agro-forestry for poverty reduction and improved livelihoods.