About 99% of all farmland is small-scale. A household survey in 1995-96 shows that each household in Uganda farms about 1.63 ha in a single season. This is scattered in plots of 0.2ha on average. These kind of people are not likely to possess resources to grow commercial forest plantations. However, they can grow trees on their farmlands as scattered trees among crops, along field boundaries and around homesteads.
Many farmers prefer planting trees in linear arrangement along external and/or internal boundaries and along contours within the farm. However, the compatibility of the tree chosen with the companion or adjacent crops in terms of shading and competitive effects should be considered