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Assessing the impact of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda

Young, H. R., Cornforth, R. J., Todman, L. C., Miret Barrio, J. A., Shepherd, T. G., Petty, C., O'Sullivan, D., Wagstaff, C., Mason, O. and Talwisa, M., (2020) Assessing the impact of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda. Report. Walker Institute pp4.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3836642

Abstract/Summary

Sweet potato is a mainstay of household food security and a major source of vitamin A across sub-Saharan Africa, and particularly in Uganda. Understanding how climate change is likely to impact on sweet potato would be useful for policymakers in Uganda making decisions to improve food security and increase resilience to climate shocks. However, sweet potato is an under-researched crop and the impacts of climate change have not been systematically analysed. The Sweet Potato Catalyst Project aims to assess the impacts of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda and develop ways for local stakeholders to access and assess this information to strengthen governance. This policy briefing note provides an overview of the research, the approach being taken and anticipated outcomes that will feed into the UNFCCC Koronovia Joint Work on Agriculture.

Item Type:Report (Report)
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Walker Institute
Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Crops Research Group
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:91014
Uncontrolled Keywords:sweet potato climate change adaptation livelihoods climate resilience causal inference storyline Uganda Koronovia Joint Work on Agriculture UNFCCC food security FCFA Future Climate for Africa HyCRISTAL GCRF crop research
Publisher:Walker Institute

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