USAID Uganda Education to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Program

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A changing climate poses great risks to the well-being of the Ugandan population by threatening natural resources and the livelihoods of those who depend on them. Much of Uganda’s agriculture is rain-fed and vulnerable to climate change. Rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are already being observed and projections indicate that these changes are likely to continue. Increases in rainfall during the dry season and extreme weather conditions in addition to increases in temperature will affect crop growth and viability, pest and disease prevalence, soil moisture, post-harvest losses, transport and other aspects of the agricultural value chain. To help prepare both society and the agricultural sector to adapt to some of the growing risks from a changing climate, the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation activity is focused on helping Ugandans to build a hub of academic, professional development, and research excellence in climate science, climate adaptation, and related disciplines.

 

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:30am

Last updated: June 10, 2014