promoting economic and social development
Creation of an enabling environment that will facilitate households to obtain basic needs in order to achieve sustainable development.
Promotion of understanding and integration of policies that will support households to participate in economic activities relevant to sustainable development and poverty eradication in Uganda.
To promote awareness on sustainable use of Natural Resources, undertake research and promote information exchange.
Welocme to HOPE
HOPE is a Community Based Organization (CBO) based in Entebbe Municipality, Wakiso District that is committed to promoting economic and social development in order to reduce the number of persons living in crippling poverty.
By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion, 70 percent of which will be living in urban areas, mainly in low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. At the same time the current post COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing climate emergency is forcing us to rethink how we produce, process and distribute food.
Farmers: to increase their understanding of climate change, climate change effects of agriculture as well as strategies for adapting agricultural practices to effects of climate change.
Tool kit on climate smart Agriculture developed and disseminated.
Climate change and known effects of climate change on agriculture have been described in section 2.5.3. It is highly probable that most farmers do not adequately understand the linkages between climate change and agriculture and therefore, there is need to help farmers better understand what climate change is and how it affects their agriculture effects. In this regard, the Tool Kit recommends the following actions for improving farmer knowledge or understanding of the relationship.
A brief assessment of vulnerability of Uganda`s agriculture to effects of climate change is presented in section 2.4. The vulnerability manifests at individual farmer levels as well as at community or agro-region levels. The Tool Kit recommends the following measures for lessening farmer vulnerability to effects of Climate change.
Adoption of Sustainable Land Management practices such as control of soil erosion and soil degradation by constructing ditches around homes, planting grass cover, terracing to divert runoff, mulching, and agro-forestry practices, among others.