Equipping Small Scale Fishers and Riparian Communities with Adaptation Strategies
to Cope with Impacts of Climate Veriability and Change
Climate variability and change is increasing and affecting productivity of natural resources including fisheries and fishery livelihoods. The National Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) of the National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) with support from The Rockefeller Foundation is implementing a pilot study on lakes Wamala in Central Uganda and Kawi in North Eastern Uganda to develop tools that can be applied by small scale fisher, lake and riverside communities to adapt to impacts of climate variability and change, increase resilience and sustain livelihoods under a changing climate. The study examines how climate parameters, production processes and livelihoods have changed, how these have adapted to the changes; The institutions, governance systems, policies, regulations available to address the changes; and Increasing awareness. Here, we provide some observations of the pilot study.