Of the 514 subcounties with papyrus wetlands, 210 could
harvest and sell enough raw papyrus to theoretically close
the poverty gap within their administrative unit.
This map presents the total annual revenue that could be obtained from harvesting all papyrus areas in each subcounty.
In this map, all the wetlands at greatest risk of degradation are selected and overlaid with the poverty level in the surrounding subcounties.
The Uganda National Wetlands Policy commits the Government to “the conservation of wetlands in order to sustain their ecological and socio-economic functions for the present and future well-being of
The Sezibwa wetland system is one of the four proposed sites to monitor long-term ecological and socioeconomic trends in Uganda’s wetlands. Map A shows the location and extent of this system.
The number of different products that could be potentially
obtained from a wetland is closely related to the type
of vegetation cover and level of wetness.
This map highlights four different uses—beekeeping, fishing, hunting, and cultivation—which occur in less than 50 percent
of Uganda’s wetlands.
Beekeeping (which occurs in 11 percent of all
This map displays wetland area per capita by subcounty,
represented by the height of the red bar. Wetland area per
person varies broadly among the 938 subcounties with
This map provides a view of Uganda’s national wetlands distribution
and shows their location in every district.
*Sources: International boundaries (NIMA, 1997), district administrative bou
This map displays the 2005 poverty rates for rural
Suzie Greenhalgh, Mindy Selman, and Michael Taylor
Outlines economic and “fairness” reasons why supporting the sale of the cost-share portion of agricultural nutrient and sediment reductions is not the most appropriate policy for the USDA and other government agencies to adopt.
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