At a Glance
Uganda lies within a relatively humid equatorial climate zone, with large differences in rainfall patterns across the country. Rising temperatures and projected rainfall increases during dry seasons threaten key crops in the country's agriculture sector such as coffee, rice, and maize. Threats to coffee production also have negative implications for the country's economy, as it entails one of Uganda's major exports. Roughly 75% of the population lives in rural areas, and most households report no significant buffers against climate stressors. Uganda's greenhouse gas emissions are dominated by the agriculture sector, with enteric fermentation and inefficient animal waste management systems as the leading contributors.