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Impact of climate change on cassava farming a case study of Wabinyonyi sub county Nakasongola District

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Magado, Ronald and Ssekyewa, Charles (2018) Impact of climate change on cassava farming a case study of Wabinyonyi sub county Nakasongola District. [Impacto del cambio climático en la producción de mandioca: estudio de caso del distrito de Nakasongola, sub condado de Wabinyonyi.] In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olowe, Victor Idowu; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola; Azim, Khalid and Olugbenga, AdeOluwa (Eds.) Ecological and Organic Agriculture Strategies for Viable Continental and National Development in the Context of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Scientific Track Proceedings of the 4th African Organic Conference. November 5-8, 2018. Saly Portudal, Senegal, pp. 99-110.

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Cassava is a potential crop to improve the livelihood of people but findings from this research through conducting interviews from respondents show that 97.8% responded that climate change contributed to the decline in yield. There is increased incidences of pest and diseases that cause rotting of the tubers that are the economic part used by the people. The study recommends that the Government of Uganda should strengthen climate change issues through line ministries such as Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban development; Ministry of Water and Environment in terms of policies to support the development of smallholder farmers during this era of climate change. Nakasongola District Local Government and its development partners should strengthen agricultural service delivery in all areas particularly climate change smart agriculture and much attention should be put on cassava production, value addition and marketing as a high value crop for both food security and income generation.

Summary translation

La yuca es un cultivo potencial para mejorar el sustento de las personas, pero los resultados de esta investigación a través de la realización de entrevistas de los encuestados muestran que el 97,8% respondió que el cambio climático contribuyó a la disminución del rendimiento. Hay una mayor incidencia de plagas y enfermedades que causan la putrefacción de los tubérculos que son la parte económica utilizada por las personas. El estudio recomienda que el Gobierno de Uganda fortalezca las cuestiones relacionadas con el cambio climático a través de ministerios competentes, como el Ministerio de Agricultura, Industrias Animales y Pesca, el Ministerio de Tierras, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano; Ministerio de Agua y Medio Ambiente en términos de políticas para apoyar el desarrollo de los pequeños agricultores en esta era de cambio climático. El gobierno local del distrito de Nakasongola y sus socios de desarrollo deben fortalecer la entrega de servicios agrícolas en todas las áreas, particularmente la agricultura inteligente con cambio climático, y se debe prestar mucha atención a la producción, valor agregado y comercialización de la yuca como cultivo de alto valor para la seguridad alimentaria y la generación de ingresos.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Climate change, mitigation mechanism, mixed cropping system, cassava, food security
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2018: 4th African Organic Conference
Uganda
ISBN:978-3-86576-190-3
Related Links:http://www.afronet.bio/
Deposited By: Magado, Mr Ronald
ID Code:33081
Deposited On:23 Sep 2019 12:31
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 12:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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