MUCCRI engages in packaging, communicating and disseminating climate change information, knowledge products and innovations to the wider public. A prime feature in our future training and research activities is to provide domestic and regional policy makers with the necessary scientific support, technology and guidance in mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
The teams at MUCCRI conduct research, training and policy engagements in the fields of climate change science, mitigation, adaptation, governance and finance.
Here below are the recent released Academic Jounrals published by MUCCRI with support from the USAID/Uganda Education and Research to Improve Climate Change Adaptation Activity (ERICCA).
Agroforestry adoption as a drought adaptation option has an omnibus of opportunities for smallholder farmers in semi-arid regions. This study assessed the severity and frequency of drought and the determinants of agroforestry adoption in Nakasongola District. The episodes were examined using the Standardised Precipitation Index (SPI) set at 3, 6 and 12 months timescales. A cross-sectional survey using semi-structured questionnaires, focus group discussions and key informants were adopted. A total of 200 farmers were randomly selected and studied…
Key words: Drought, agroforestry, determinants, standardised precipitation index (SPI), adoption, smallholder farmers.
Farmer Field Schools (FFS) can empower farmers through meetings at demonstration sites to promote agricultural production because of discovery learning. This study empirically investigated the FFS’s diffusion of knowledge and its impact on the smallholder farmer’s adaptation to climate change in Kiboga district characterised by low rainfall pattern. A cross-sectional research design was adopted where a total of 120 FFS-members and 60 non-FFS-members were randomly selected and interview using a validated household survey questionnaire. Data was analysed through descriptive statistics and Chi-test (2) to the relationship between the FFS and the member’s adaptation to climate change.
Key words: Climate change, farmer field schools, smallholder farmers, diffusion.
Understanding the context and importance of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) by agro-pastoralists is important for building climate resilient social and ecological systems amidst the changing climate. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to examine the EbA to drought by the smallholder farmers in Nakasongola District where a total of 100 respondents were randomly selected and subjected to interviews. To supplement on this information, a land use/cover spatial dataset of 2016 for Uganda was obtained and analysed to characterise and quantify the distribution of ecosystems utilised by the agro-pastoralists in the District.
Key words: Drought among Agro-pastoral Farmers, Ecosystem-based Adaptation.
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College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University- Uganda. East Africa