The report was coordinated by Jan Kerer (international consultant) and Herbert Talwana (Associate Professor, Applied Entomology and Nematology, Makerere University). The study has benefited from the guidance of Bernard Bashaasha (Principal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University) and inputs from many experts and researchers, among them, Josephine Muchwezi Mukiibi (consultant) and Ibtissem Taghouti (intern at IFAD) deserve a special mention.
This Risk Assessment Study (RAS) provides a comprehensive mapping and assessment of agricultural risks in Uganda through a holistic approach. The report provides stakeholders with data and information on priority risks for Ugandan agriculture in order to develop appropriate policy solutions aimed at improving agricultural risk management (ARM) in the country. The guiding policy framework for this work is the recently developed Agricultural Sector Strategy Paper 2014/15-19/20 (ASSP). The discussions with the stakeholders on a first draft of this study during the Risk Assessment Validation Workshop organized by the Government of Uganda in 29-30 June 2015 have contributed to improve this study.