Buvuma is an island district located on Lake Victoria in the Central Region of Uganda, having been formed from the Mukono District in 2010. Situated several miles from the mainland, Buvuma Island is rich with a diversity of flora and fauna, dense tropical forests and unspoiled sandy beaches, all of which serve to make it an ideal tourist destination, although its offshore position can make transport difficult. The Buvuma Island chain actually contains a total of 52 islands, with Buvuma being the largest and Lingira the most densely populated.
The main economic sector in Buvuma District is agriculture. Most farmers are small holders and grow perennial crops, such as coffee and bananas, alongside annual crops, which include upland rice, maize, cassava, groundnuts, beans and sweet potatoes. While perennial crops are used to generate income, annual crops tend to be grown for local consumption.