Resource 1: Natural resources and human settlement
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The shores of Lake Victoria
The Lake Victoria Crescent covers the areas directly influenced by the Lake environment. It receives an annual rainfall of 1,500 mm and it is characterised by fertile dark loam soils, favourable for agriculture. The area is gifted with a tropical climate and has tropical forests. The physical natural environment of this region has attracted settlement activities, such as industrialisation subsistence and commercial agriculture, and eco-tourism among others. It is no wonder that this area is highly populated and full of many economic activities, especially around Jinja, Masaka, Kampala, Mukono, Mayuge, Iganga and Mpigi district.