- Prof. John Tabuti holds research dissemination workshop on tree planting
- Farmers endorse study findings as true information that was obtained
- Study documents 11 multipurpose tree species valued by farmers
- Tree pests, drought, land scarcity, planting materials identified as key challenges to tree cultivation.
- Farmers demand for more extension services and strict measures to guide sugarcane growing in the area
Uganda like other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa is already severely and disproportionately affected by climate change and vulnerable to future variability, and yet has the least capacity to respond.
With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Makerere University has been provided with a grant to develop the country and regional capacity to stem the challenge posed by climate change through the project titled, “Strengthening East African Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Capacity through Training, Research and Policy Interventions”.
This initiative will develop capacity to address critical issues of climate change adaptation research, policy development and implementation in East Africa. In addition, it will help to create a regional climate change community of practice with East Africa-focused collaborators.
Current major thrust being undertaken by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences include Curriculum review and reform to address climate change; Creation of a national think-tank to guide policy, research and reform processes in the University and country; Marshalling national and regional human resources via a regional community of practice and Critical research on climate change adaptation.
Muyuge scenary as pictured from the Local government headquarters. Farmers plant multipurpose trees mostly edible for income and food.
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