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Picture of Margaret Mangheni of Makerere University in Uganda and Hale Tufan of Cornell University co-lead the GREAT training course in Uganda. Photo by D. Torrington, Cornell.

Training agricultural researchers to be more gender-responsive

Peter Kulakow, IITA breeder and Elizabeth Parkes, HarvestPlus breeder are part of a 16-person training panel for 11 teams of 33 researchers from four continents participating in a training on “Gender Responsive Root, Tuber, and Banana Breeding,” 12-21 September in Kampala, Uganda.

Picture of Participants sharing knowledge and experience at the meeting.

National learning alliance gives input to Uganda’s Strategic Program on Climate Resilience

Smallholder farmers dominate the agricultural sector in Uganda and are most vulnerable to climate change because of poverty and reliance on natural resources. Uganda’s agriculture is rainfed and highly vulnerable to climate change. “Low use of external inputs like fertilizers and improved seed, poor land management, and high postharvest losses have further reduced the sector’s…

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Picture of participants engage in discussions on the impact of climate change on various enterprises.

PASIC evidence builds case for Uganda’s new National Seed Policy

Evidence from the Policy Action for Sustainable Intensification of Ugandan Cropping Systems (PASIC) project – an initiative implemented by IITA – has been used to convince stakeholders on the urgent need to approve and implement the proposal to put in place a National Seed Policy to improve Uganda’s seed sector. The Commissioner of Crop Inspection…

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Picture of Farmers take part in an exercise to give their feedback on the CSA and demonstration farms.

Farmers give feedback on Climate Smart Agriculture practices and project implementation in Uganda

A project seeking to promote the adoption of locally appropriate climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Uganda organized a farmers’ reflection workshop for sharing of information and experiences across various project sites, and to get feedback on the project’s on-farm demonstrations. The feedback will inform the planning for subsequent seasons. On-farm  demonstrations  facilitate outscaling of practices among…

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Ugandan Agric Ministry pioneer development of climate change mainstreaming guidelines

The Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), with support from IITA-led Policy Action for Climate Change Adaptation (PACCA) project, and USAID Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Agriculture (USAID-EEA), organized a national level stakeholder workshop to validate the recently developed Climate Change Mainstreaming Guidelines for the Agricultural Sector in Uganda. The validation…

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