Belgium has offered 2m Euros (Shs 6.8bn) towards efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change on thousands of farmers in Uganda’s cattle-corridor.
Natural disasters such as floods and long spells of drought, have contributed to diminishing crop and animal productivity in the corridor over the recent years. The cattle corridor includes Ankole sub-region, Sembabule, Luweero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mubende and Kiboga, among others.
The Belgian aid will go to a project which is in line with the National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) programme, initiated by the agriculture and Water ministries. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will directly supervise the implementation of the Belgium-funded aspects in these districts.
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