Scaling up Agricultural Carbon Activities in Mbale Region, Uganda

Promoting agricultural carbon activities has multiple benefits for farmers, ecosystems, and the global climate. But what can local governments do to help? This brief presents recommended policy priorities for the Ugandan context that address this issue. Specifically, district local governments should:

  1. Increase direct support to the ECOTRUST project to allow it to scale up.
  2. Integrate existing agricultural carbon activities into Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).
  3. Integrate existing agricultural carbon activities into a national or sub-national REDD+ program.
  4. Implement complementary actions that link carbon finance to broader integrated landscape management programs.

This work was undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth. This research was carried out with funding by the European Union (EU) and with technical support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The views expressed in the document cannot be taken to reflect the official opinions of CGIAR, Future Earth, or donors.

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