Assessing the impact of climate change adaptation on agriculture production in eastern Uganda

The objective of the study is to assess the costs and benefits of the key gendered climate change adaptation strategies used by farmers in Mbale and Soroti districts, two diverse areas in eastern Uganda and investigate their potential based on economic, social and environmental sustainability. A Trade Off Analysis (TOA) model will be used to analyse the relationship between the net returns from using an adaptation strategy and the effect on environment. Trade off curves will be generated to show the opportunity cost of choosing one strategy over another under similar environment. The results from this study will reinforce local knowledge on adaptation and importance of gender considerations in climate change adaptation policy formulation.
L’objectif de l’étude est d’évaluer les coûts et les avantages des stratégies clés d’adaptation au changement climatique en rapport avec le genre, utilisées par les agriculteurs de deux régions différentes dans l’est de l’Ouganda Mbale et Soroti, et d’étudier leur potentiel sur la durabilité économique, sociale et environnementale. Un modèle d’analyse de compromis (TOA) sera utilisé pour analyser la relation entre le rendement net en utilisant une stratégie d’adaptation et l’effet sur l’environnement. Les courbes de réduction seront générées pour montrer le coût d’opportunité de choisir une stratégie plutôt qu’une autre dans un environnement similaire. Les résultats de cette étude permettront de renforcer les connaissances locales sur l’adaptation et l’importance des considérations du genre dans la formulation de politique d’adaptation au changement climatique.
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme climate change".