On Oct 31, Regenarate Africa hosted a scoping roundtable with key agribusinesses, networks, and financiers, focused on climate action and the cattle corridor of Uganda.
Some background: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Programme on Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and National Adaption Plans (NAP) (SCALA) supports twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet climate targets set out in their NAPs and NDCs .
One of the core objectives of SCALA is to catalyze the private sector in delivering climate solutions aligned with NDCs and NAPs across agriculture and land use sectors. With one of the focus countries being Uganda, this meeting aimed to engage with agrifood companies, associations, and private sector actors active in the agriculture and land use sectors to discuss opportunities in implementing national climate priorities with respect to cattle corridor of Uganda.
The focus of this planned session was to consult agrifood companies to understand how they are affected by climate change, how they are adopting or investing in climate smart practices and what are the barriers to deploying climate action.