05 Dec '11, 5am

3000acres of farms adapted practices and switched to #climate resilient crops #climatesolutions #cop17

3000acres of farms adapted practices and switched to #climate resilient crops #climatesolutions #cop17

PROBLEM Agriculture is the main source of income in Uganda, but most farmers work on small, subsistence properties. Farmers depend mostly on rainfall to grow their crops and use few other inputs such as fertilizers. This means they are vulnerable to the changing rainfall patterns and climactic variability that global warming may bring. But the decisioncountry faces barriers in making itself more climate-resilient, such as lack of precise rainfall data and poor crop husbandry. SOLUTION Through the Climate Change Adaptation and Development Initiative (CC DARE), UNEP is supporting 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States to remove barriers and create opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation into national development planning and decisionmaking. In Uganda, UNEP helped the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) develop an ...

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greenbiz.com 05 Dec '11, 10pm

As COP17 enters week two, there is a palpable shift in atmosphere. Delegates from governments, industry, and NGOs set out ...