Uganda Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Executive Summary
This report contains the key findings of a climate vulnerability assessment of Ghana conducted by USAID’s African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project in 2012.
It found that climate change will likely cause more frequent flooding and other extreme weather events and temperatures will rise more than 2°C by 2030. This will likely have a strong impact on agriculture and livestock, increasing the risk of disease and pest infestations.
Many Ugandan crops are sensitive to higher temperatures, especially coffee, rice and maize. The report also examined household vulnerability and adaptive capacity, noting that households are addressing risks by diversifying their crops, investing in livestock and fruit trees, and by performing outside work.
National programs that are not complemented by locally relevant and tested adaptive strategies are unlikely to produce useful strategies for most farming communities. It states that a national effort is still needed, however, to identify, disseminate and enable adaptation options.
The report recommends building the capacity of key ministries, strengthening the agenda of the Climate Change Unit and bolstering research and outreach. It also urges efforts to help households diversify their assets and take other measures to strengthen their ability to adapt to climate change.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.