Strengthening Capacities of Agricultural Communities to Adapt to Climate Change in Bukinda Sub County, Kabele District

This project, carried out as a follow-up to M.Sc thesis research, aimed at addressing issues identified as climate change priorities was a direct result of the urgent climate change adaptation priorities identified in Kabale district during the MSc. research. Upon completion of the MSc. research, a Field Attachment Programme Award (FAPA)was provided to disseminate the results of the MSc research. The project used participatory approaches to disseminate climate change adaptation strategies and technologies to rural farmers. This provided an opportunity to obtain field working experience while disseminating his M.Sc thesis research results.
Ce projet, réalisé comme un suivi de recherche d’un mémoire de maitrise et visant à résoudre les problèmes identifiés comme priorités au changement climatique, était un résultat direct des priorités urgentes d’adaptation aux changements climatiques dans le district de Kabale au cours d’un travail de recherche de maîtrise. Au terme de la recherche en maîtrise, une Bourse du Programme d’accompagnement sur terrain (FAPA) a été fournie pour diffuser les résultats de la recherche de maîtrise. Le projet a utilisé des approches participatives pour diffuser les stratégies et les technologies d’adaptation au changement climatique aux agriculteurs ruraux. Ce fut l’occasion d’acquérir une expérience de travail sur terrain au moment de la diffusion de ses résultats de recherche pour un mémoire de maîtrise.
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East Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Cross Cutting Fields.