Food, Health and Climate Change Adaptation in Uganda

Extensive areas of sub-Saharan and especially East Africa, are particularly vulnerable to the long-term consequences of climate change and the short-term increase in climate variability.

This project will address the issue of livelihoods in the East African "cattle corridor," specifically, in that part of the corridor located in the arid regions of Uganda. The objective is to enhance the resilience of poor rural communities to climate variability by addressing linkages between climate variability, food security and human health in agriculture-based livelihood systems. Using an Ecohealth approach researchers will undertake a detailed assessment of trends in climate variability, and their direct and indirect impact on livelihood systems. Then, they will design and test pilot interventions in different community settings. Insights from the applied research will inform natural resource management and public-health decision-making in Uganda.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


48 months

IDRC Officer

Gasengayire, Francois

Total funding

CA$ 587,200


Uganda, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Joseph Okello-Onen


Africa Innovations Institute Limited (by guarantee)

Institution Country


Institution Website