Sembabule, part of Masaka District until 1997, is a rural district located in the Central Region of Uganda. The district is home to the Bigo bya Mugenyi archaeological site which dates back to the Iron Age and attracts visitors year on year, with excavations yielding iron equipment and pottery.
The local economy is dominated by agriculture, involving both crop production and animal rearing. As Sembabule is a fairly dry district, receiving low amounts of rainfall with many dry spells, cattle keeping and dairy farming are the most popular economic activities and there are many ranches in the area to accommodate this. Despite this there are many crops grown in the area, including sweet bananas, potatoes, cassava, maize, cabbage and yams. Fish farming has also seen a recent increase in popularity. Produce from Sembabule is sold in the country’s larger cities and towns including Kampala, Masaka and Rakai.