Assessment of climate change scenarios and variability in Uganda

Understanding how climate will change over time provides a valuable insight into how the challenges as result of climate change (CC) and variability can be responded to. The general objective of the study was to generate information to guide activities geared towards building resilience of agro-based communities in adapting to and mitigating present and future climate change and variability impacts. Specifically, it assessed the performance of different global climate models (GCMs) in the MAGICC/Scengen tool with the view to obtain the best combination to be used for downscaling for projecting climate change and variability in Uganda. The preliminary results show ECHO-G and UKHADCM3 as the best projectors of climate change and variability in Uganda.
Comprendre comment le climat va changer au fil du temps fournit des indications précieuses sur la façon dont les défis résultant du changement climatique (CC) et la variabilité peuvent être résolus. L’objectif général de cette étude était de produire des informations pour orienter les activités visant à renforcer la résilience des communautés à base agricole de s’adapter et à atténuer les impactes actuels et futurs du changement climatique et de la variabilité. Plus précisément, il a évalué les performances de différents modèles climatiques globaux (MCG) dans l’outil MAGICC / SCENGEN en vue d’obtenir la meilleure combinaison à utiliser pour la réduction d’échelle pour projeter les changements climatiques et la variabilité en Ouganda. Les résultats préliminaires montrent que ECHO-G et UKHADCM3 sont les meilleurs des projecteurs du changement climatique et de la variabilité en Ouganda.
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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".