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The Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) National Policy Dialogue convened in Uganda
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
21 July 2016


FANRPAN's third Uganda Multi-stakeholder CSA National Policy Dialogue was held on 21st July 2016, at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering, Makerere University. About 70 delegates with a strong national presence or influence in food, agriculture and natural resource including senior officials of national governments, donor organizations, farmers' organizations, agri-business, development partner agencies and media shared perspectives and experiences on CSA in Uganda.

Prof. Archileo Kaaya, The Facilitator

Prof. Archileo Kaaya, who was the facilitator and overall coordination of the program, gave the welcome/opening remarks, introductions and overview of the dialogue. The meeting was officiated by the Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga, Deputy Principal, CAES who outlined the significance of the policy dialogue in coming up recommendations for adaptation in Uganda. She also encouraged participants to come up with possible proactive alternatives to climate change, other than adaptation.

Prof. Gorettie Nabanoga, Deputy Principal, CAES

Mr Njongenhle Nyoni, FANRPAN representative, presented the FANRPAN Vision, Mission and the objectives of the dialogue, and further explained the importance of reviewing the findings of the Scoping Study in light of the latest developments in CSA.

Mr Njongenhle Nyoni, FANRPAN representative

The consultant, Dr. Patrick Byakagaba presented the Uganda INDCs and UNFCCC COP21 outcomes, and implications for Uganda. Thereafter, he made a presentation on the CSA Scoping Study finding and highlighted some key areas of interests from interventions, challenges and opportunities to recommendations. This was followed by a question and answer session, which led to structured group discussions. Participants were divided into three groups i.e. Agriculture, Forestry, and, Water - based on interests and area of expertise. Each group selected one priority sector of the INDCs addressing adaptation, and proposed policy measures or courses of action that could enable attainment of the adaptation actions by 2020. The teams further developed a framework for measuring, reporting and verifying progress made on proposed policy measures or courses of action.

Dr. Patrick Byakagaba, The Consultant

The dialogue established that there is need for an in-depth analysis of the CSA related policies. Also, there was a consensus on the need to come up with measures that will enable CSA to become a policy issue with clear and viable aspects in monitoring and evaluation of CSA interventions.

For more information on this national policy dialogue or the CSA Scoping Study report, contact CSA-PLUS@fanrpan.org


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