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9 districts set to benefit from FAO EU project

FAO, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment and the European Union have launched a program to benefit over nine districts. (PHOTO/File)

KALUNGU – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Environment and the European Union, will officially launch a five-year project (2018-2022) at an event scheduled to take place at Kalungu District Headquarters on July 3, 2019.

FAO Partners with EU and various ministries in Uganda to implement projects in rural areas. (PHOTO/ FAO)

The FAO has received funding from the European Union to implement the second phase of the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Project in Uganda.

“It seeks to contribute to making rural households, particularly in Uganda’s cattle corridor, more resilient to climate change effects and food insecurity by promoting sustainable and gender transformation actions,” said Ayebazibwe Agatha, FAO’s Communications Officer.

This new phase of the Project- GCCA+ dubbed Scaling up agricultural adaptation to climate change in Uganda seeks to contribute to making rural households, particularly in Uganda’s cattle corridor, more resilient to climate change effects and food insecurity by promoting sustainable and gender transformation actions.

The project will be implemented in nine districts in the Central Cattle Corridor; six from the first phase- Sembabule, Kiboga, Mubende, Luwero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola and three new districts- Lyantonde, Gomba and Kalungu. The GCCA+ Project comes at a time when GCCA+ aims to:

  • Improve knowledge and capacity of relevant institutions, in gender-responsive climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Foster gender responsiveness in household income generation and climate resilient livelihood capacities
  • Enhance ecosystems adaptive and mitigation capacities.

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