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Table 1 Land use/cover and changes in Chelekura and Akadot Parishes, Pallisa district, eastern Uganda from 1960 to 2001

From: Drivers of land use change and household determinants of sustainability in smallholder farming systems of Eastern Uganda

Parish/land use Cover Changesa
1960 1973 1986 2001 1973 1986 2001
(ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (%) (ha) (ha) (ha)
Chelekura
 Cultivated land/homesteads 592 24 441 18 518 21 1127 46 −151 −74 535
 Forest 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 −30 −30 −30
 Grasslands/trees 324 13 231 9 231 9 0 0 −93 −93 −324
 Bush lands 586 24 455 18 417 17 0 0 −131 −169 −586
 Papyrus swamps 202 8 606 25 567 23 148 6 404 365 −54
 Rice cultivation 0 0 0 0 0 0 458 19 0 0 458
 Water 730 30 730 30 730 30 730 30 0 0 0
 Total 2463 100 2463 100 2463 100 2463 100 0 0 0
Akadot
 Cultivated land/homesteads 627 53 177 15 606 51 926 78 −450 −21 298
 Forest 195 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 −195 −195 −195
 Grassland/trees 0 0 480 40 195 16 0 0 480 195 0
 Bush lands 69 6 288 24 319 27 0 0 219 250 −69
 Papyrus swamps 301 25 246 21 71 6 0 0 −55 −229 −301
 Rice cultivation 0 0 0 0 0 0 266 22 0 0 266
 Total 1192 100 1192 100 1192 100 1192 100 0 0 0
  1. aBase year for computation is 1960