19 November 2012

Uganda: Pollution - Expert Warns on Land Use

Kampala — Statistics show that agriculture and food production emit 29% of the global greenhouse gases.

According to Mr. Richard Mugisha an advocacy official at Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Uganda, global warming will change more than just the climate.

"It's going to have a great impact on humanity's relationship with food. Climate change mitigation and adaptation are critical priorities as farmers have to change their practices in relation with the new climate," he told East African Business Week.

According to the 2012 CGAIR research program on climate change, agriculture and food production, feeding the world releases up to 17,000 mega tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually.

Mugisha said the onset of climate change in Africa necessitated a change in agricultural practices since the natural conditions for crop growth are increasingly being interfered with.

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