Promoting cultivation of high-yielding upland rice in Uganda
|Focus area||Crops (incl. NO2 from fertilizer use)|
|Type of action||Strategy/Policy|
|Submitted to UNFCCC registry||Yes|
|Start of initiative|| |
|Financing and support details|
|Financing status||Seeking financing|
|Total cost|| |
|Financing requested||US$ 0.07 mln|
|Financing received to-date|| |
|Principal source of financing||Not known|
|Principal type of financing||Not known|
|Capacity building required||Yes|
|Technology transfer required||Yes|
|Proponent(s)||Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Climate Change Department|
|International funder(s)|| |
|Organization providing technical support|| |
The objective of the NAMA is to increase rice production in Uganda for both domestic and export markets by promoting the cultivation of high-yielding upland rice, as opposed to lowland paddy rice, in various parts of the country.
Activities: (2015 - 2016)
The NAMA will work to streamline the rice value chain in Uganda, by facilitating rice farmers through various activities such as training sessions, fertilizer subsidies, processing equipment, and access to markets. It also intends to explore appropriate and sustainable methods of producing paddy rice.
The NAMA will replace paddy rice with high-yielding upland rice that does not produce significant quantities of methane, helping the Government of Uganda achieve its objective of increased rice production with much lower GHG emissions.
Overall coordination of the NAMA will be the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) – particularly the Crop Resources Directorate, whose role is to support sustainable, market oriented crop production, pest and disease control, quality and safety of plants/plant products; for improved food security and household income. Other agencies from MAAIF will also contribute:
- National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), National Crops Resources Research Institute NACRRI, for trials and selection of appropriate upland rice varieties
- National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) for promoting adoption of improved varieties of crops and some other yield-enhancing technologies and in promoting improved soil fertility management
- The Climate Change Department (CCD) in the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) will provide overall oversight on emissions monitoring and reporting and verification (MRV).
Impact and MRV
|Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available|
No information has been provided on mitigative capacity
|Social:|| * food security
|Economic:|| Information has not been provided
|Environmental:|| * biodiversity
No MRV plan has been defined