Land use and soil conservation practices used by farmers in Suam sub county, Bukwo district.
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ABSTRACT This is a special project report of a research study carried out in Suam Sub County, Bukwo district, Uganda. The purpose of study was to find out the land use activities and soil conservation practices used by land users. The specific objectives were to find out; the land use activities, soil conservation practices, the relationship between land use and soil conservation practices in Suam sub county. Data were collected from a sample of 30 respondents carrying out different land use activities who were sampled using questionnaires, and observation. Findings show that the different land uses, costs, ease of establishment, and labor requirements influence the choice of conservation practices used. Basing on the findings it was concluded that land degradation was the major cause of decline in soil productivity and fertility in the area. Therefore, it is recommended that land users should carry out good soil conservation practices so as to maintain the productivity of soil for crop, forestry and pastures for grazing, it will also lead to the safe water productions free from soil and mud.