Nature and dynamics of climate variability in the Uganda cattle corridor
The study was guided by two research questions:
(1) How do community residents perceive climate change/variability?
(2) What is the trend and nature of climate variability and how does it compare with people’s perceptions?
The study was stratified into four farming systems of crop dominancy, pastoralists, mixed crop and livestock and fishing. It was conducted in the Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts of Uganda.
Nearly all (98 per cent) of the respondents reported that the routine patterns of weather and climate had changed in the last 5 to 10 years and become less predictable with sunshine hours being extended and rainfall amounts being reduced.