Soybean Uganda: Climate change risks and opportunities

Uganda’s agricultural sector is an important catalyst for economic growth, poverty alleviation, and food security. Nevertheless, the economic losses from the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector by 2050 are estimated to be about US$1.5 billion (Zinyengere et al., 2016). Climate-smart agriculture practices present an opportunity to reduce such losses, build resilience in the agriculture sector, improve productivity and farmer incomes, and contribute to climate change mitigation (CIAT & World Bank, 2017). Uganda is the third largest producer of soybeans in Africa, producing about 180,000 Megatonnes in 2010. The average yield of soybeans is about 700kilograms per hectare (Faostat, 2009).
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2019-08-20

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  • Duku, Confidence
  • Demissie, Teferi
  • Groot, Annemarie
  • Oroma, George
  • Osumba, Joab
  • Budding-Polo, Monserrat
  • Lyimo, Raymond
  • Schonenberg, Pierre

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Duku C, Demissie T, Groot A, Oroma G, Osumba J, Budding-Polo M, Lyimo R, Schonenberg P. 2019. Soybean Uganda: Climate change risks and opportunities. Wageningen Environmental Research, The Netherlands; CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).