Overall objective: To contribute to the climate-relevant, productive, and sustainable transformation of agriculture and food systems in Uganda
Specific objective: To foster innovation and access of rural communities and institutions to new technologies for rural transformation through the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and environmental impacts of the nascent beef industry in Uganda.
Target Groups: Livestock/beef farmers, agro-pastoral communities, community-based associations/organizations including Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union (UMPCU), Commercial farmers, community leaders, cattle corridor districts, youth and women.
In Uganda, the systems for measuring and monitoring changes in livestock GHG emissions are underdeveloped despite the growing importance of inventories and the increase in countries’ ambitions to undertake mitigation action in the agriculture sector.
Uganda is yet to acquire an efficient and robust Data Management and Emissions Inventory system to monitor livestock Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions at the national level, thus the accuracy of reporting data on livestock-derived emissions is still severely limited. There is a need for more accurate and robust information on livestock GHG emissions and productivity
SIRGE will collect data and generate information that will contribute to improving the accuracy of livestock emissions accounting; informing national climate change mitigation and adaption policies; climate-smart interventions; environmental conservation actions; and Uganda’s National reporting processes to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).