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2017 - The impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods in Karamoja


2017 - The impacts of climate change on food security and livelihoods in Karamoja

Karamoja’s population is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture, which is sensitive to climate conditions, making agriculture one of the most vulnerable sectors to the impacts of climate change. The objective of this study is to contribute to, and facilitate, efforts in mainstreaming climate change adaptation into broader resilience programming initiatives and to identify appropriate adaptation policies and programmes that support the most vulnerable and food insecure communities in the Karamoja region. This report is the result of a collaborative effort between WFP and the Climate Change Department (Ministry of Water and Environment), Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), CGIAR programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). It was carried out under the C-ADAPT initiative, funded by the Government of Sweden, that allows WFP and partners to explore innovative climate-induced food insecurity analyses, programmes and best practices, with the goal to help individuals, communities and governments meet their food and nutrition needs under a changing climate. For more information, please contact climatechange@wfp.org