In the Uganda Vision 2040, one of the leading challenges to Uganda’s development is the inadequate human resource brought on by the large youthful labour force that is poorly educated and unskilled. This mainly due to lack of necessary skills needed in the working sector, lack of access to technology, the recent financial crisis, and high rate of labour growth among others. AYPAD Uganda hopes to combat the high level of unemployment amongst the youth through training in agroforestry, promoting climate-smart agriculture amongst the youth, sensitization and awareness on climate change and its mitigations.
Through the implementation of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA), AYPAD Uganda hopes to engage the youth in agriculture to combat the recent famine and drought in Uganda. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate. CSA aims to tackle three main objectives: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.
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