Fact Sheet 2012–3062
This brief report, drawing from a multi-year effort by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), identifies observed changes in rainfall and temperature in Uganda, based on an analysis of a quality-controlled, long time series of station observations throughout Uganda. Extending recent trends forward, it also provides a current and near-future context for understanding the actual nature of climate change impacts in the country, and a basis for identifying climate adaptations that may protect and improve the country’s food security.
First posted June 20, 2012
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Funk, C., Rowland, J., Eilerts, G., and White, L., 2012, A Climate Trend Analysis of Uganda, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3062, 4 p.
A Context for Adapting Food Security to Climate Changes in Uganda
Observed and Projected Rainfall Trends
Observed and Projected Temperature Trends
Population Pressure and Stagnating Agricultural Growth
A Convergence of Evidence
Some Implications for Food Security and Adaptation Efforts
Objectives and Methods