Farmers fight food insecurity in Uganda with climate smart agriculture

Farmers who struggled for years to make ends meet quadruple their harvests after adopting climate smart agriculture practices

Tuesday 16 April 2019 14:31
Caption Increasing yields from existing land reduces the need to expand farms
Caption Increasing yields from existing land reduces the need to expand farms

By Suhail Mugabi for NTV Green in Uganda

As the climate changes, farmers need to adapt to be able to grow the food they need. In Africa, that’s even more of a challenge considering the surging demand from increasing populations.

But using ‘climate smart’ agricultural practices means farmers can significantly boost their harvests, from existing farmland.

Suhail Mugabi investigates. Watch his short film here.

This article is reproduced here as part of the Giants Club African Conservation Journalism Fellowships, a programme of the charity Space for Giants and supported by the owner of ESI Media, which includes It aims to expand the reach of conservation and environmental journalism in Africa, and bring more African voices into the international conservation debate.

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