Agriculture and food security
The emerging phenomenon of climate change has been recognized as a major threat to agriculture. The climate change consequences that affect agriculture include rising temperatures, pest and disease incidents, water shortages, extreme weather events, and loss of biodiversity. These cause reduction in crop productivity and its associated effects of reduced food and income security and therefore vulnerability of communities.
This program aims at contributing to the efforts of the Government of Uganda on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) by strengthening knowledge and capacities of national, district government institutions and communities, improving better access to water for livestock and crops through water for production investments, and improving the resilience of agriculture production systems through community-based adaptation options.
This program also brings together farmers and pastoralists to increase their access to quality seeds, tools, livestock breeds, veterinary drugs, and care and knowledge through training. The farmers are also supported to engage in commercial production, value addition, and marketing, while the traders and their associations are supported to access business and financial knowledge and services, as well as facilitate their access to trade knowledge and standards