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National agricultural research institute naro

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. An abstract of the Rockefeller Foundation supported Project under the Climate Smart for Rural Development InitiativeProject Title: Strengthening NARO’s Capacity to Develop Climate Change Adaptation Interventions andPolicy Recommendations that ensure their AdoptionGrant number {2009CLI321)Name of the Organization: National Agricultural Research Organization NARO, NARL-KawandaCountry: UgandaName of the Contact Person: Komutunga Everline, Agona Ambrose and Drake MubiruEmail:,, drakenmubiru@yahoo.comTelephone: +256-772-573687Key Objectives  Mainstream awareness and understanding of climate change adaptation concepts throughout NARO by working with management, researchers and implementers across the 15 units of NARO in order to prepare NARO to be a champion for climate change adaptation  Deliver agro-meteorological data and analyses to customers, such as the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (MET) and IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), to support regional climate risk management and adaptation research:  Capture demand of farmers and other stakeholders and translate their needs into the development of relevant interventions in order to increase uptake of effective climate change adaptation technologies  Develop and present policy recommendations that address climate change adaptation at the organizational, local, national and regional levels in order to facilitate the passage of policies that promote food security and well being for the region’s populationKey Activities o Incorporate climate change adaptation issues into core research programs and multi-stakeholder innovation platform. o Use new and existing uptake pathways to disseminate information about climate change adaptation and to further disseminate information. o Targeted human capacity development in agro-meteorology, climate science and modeling skills—using a train the trainer approach. o Quantify and understand the risk caused by climate change to Ugandan Agricultural systems. o Analyze data to prioritize agricultural adaptation to climate change research agenda. o Document current state and subsequent needs of farmers, researchers and policy makers on climate change. o Identify and prioritize critical gaps in demand and supply of climate change adaptation technologies. o Develop a competitive grant scheme that funds field testing for climate change adaptation technologies o Incorporate customer needs and gap analysis into creation of relevant climate change adaptation technologies. o Assess success of technologies through field surveys and focus groups. o Use empirical analysis to prioritize policy interventions on climate change adaptation.
  • 2. o Mainstream climate change issues in existing and new agricultural policies at the organizational, local, national and regional levels to provide a firm anchor for the development of sustainable adaptation strategies. o Develop climate change adaptation specific policy recommendationsKey Deliverables  Report showing how research programs have incorporated climate change adaptation issues  Report on Climate change information dissemination  Report on Climate change human capacity development  Report on the quantified climate risk  Report on needs of researchers, farmers for Climate change incorporation  Report on Gaps and priorities for the research  Grant scheme in place with projects awarded and running  Field reports on the success of the technologies  Report on climate change mainstreaming levels of Policies  Report on guidelines to mainstreaming climate change in policies  Climate change research strategy  Report on recommendations to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation policiesExpected OutcomesThe need for community based climate adaptation information that can be used to design relevant andeffective technologies and policies. The information once shared across the community of practice, will bea key input into a research system that screens for climate change risks, narrows the current gaps relatedto education and awareness, and provides critical input into the design and adoption of interventions andpolicies. The ultimate goal is to contribute to ensuring food security and the overall well-being for thepopulation of Uganda and the broader region of East Africa through enhanced climate change adaptationof agriculture.

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