Uganda

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Latest updates

  • [December 2021] The Nile Basin Initiative has undertaken the results collection and data analysis from the Mabamba Bay Wetland System. The results will be compiled and presented at the final stakeholder workshop on the 14th of December 2021, reconvening all project stakeholders to discuss the policy implications and next steps for the Uganda application. Registration information is available here.
  • [November 2021] The Nile Basin Initiative is currently undertaking the results collection and data analysis in the Mabamba Bay Wetland System, and supported by technical expertise from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The results will be compiled and presented at the final stakeholder workshop in mid-December 2021, reconvening all project stakeholders to discuss the policy implications and next steps for the Uganda application. Registration information will be available shortly.

Scope of work

TEEBAgriFood Uganda shall inform the agricultural and food system policies in Uganda by providing comprehensive, scientific evidence. The project will respond directly to the policy demand indicated by Ugandan policy stakeholders, and based upon discussions involving local research entities and UNEP-TEEB. The analysis will support the spatial planning of agricultural production to maximise ecosystem services, the evaluation of the economic case for sustainable approaches to urban and peri-urban agriculture around the Kampala Capital City, and the restoration support of the Mabamba Bay Wetland System by reducing its adverse environmental pressures.

The project will identify alternative policy scenarios to assess and review the types, causes, location, and extent of threats to ecosystem services in the Kampala and wetland study areas, vis-à-vis the business as usual scenario. Modelling methods will be employed to quantify the ecosystem services considered.

This work will complement work undertaken as part of the UNEP Economy Division project in Uganda – “Catalysing urban and peri-urban agriculture to improve diets and resilience in Kampala”. This project also supports Uganda’s UN Food Systems Summit national transformation pathways to establish sustainable food systems, in the context of urban and peri-urban agricultural production and the parallel contributions to regenerate natural ecosystems. More broadly, TEEBAgriFood addresses the global call to “Build Back Better” following the global COVID-19 health pandemic, and supports the UN Decade on Restoration and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Events and meetings

Media

Country Factsheet
TEEBAgriFood Uganda Video - Forthcoming

Status: Ongoing

Research institution:


 Nile Basin Initiative

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