The Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy (UGGDS 2017/18 –2029/30) aims to ensure that the goals of the Uganda Vision 2040 and the NDPII 2015/16-2019/20 are attained in a sustainable manner. Although there is no global common definition of green growth, in Uganda’s context, green growth is defined as an inclusive low emissions economic growth process that emphasizes effective and efficient use of the country’s natural, human, and physical capital while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide for present and future generations.
Empirical macroeconomic sector modelling indicates that full implementation of the UGGDS interventions (green growth scenario) will enhance national GDP by 10 percent beyond the business as usual (BAU) target, deliver an additional 4 million green jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent relative to the conventional growth pathway.
aBi is cognizant of the fact that Uganda’s agriculture sector is highly dependent on natural capital and vulnerable to environmental and climate changes. The sector faces deteriorating natural resources and is experiencing increased seasonal changes that include higher temperatures, dry spells, and more erratic rainfall patterns. In line with UGGDS (2017/18 –2029/30), aBi developed a Green Growth Strategy (2020/21-2025 to fast track implementation of the government agenda in the agri-food system.
aBi is implementing the strategy to increase agri-food system resilience to environmental and climate change shocks; minimize carbon footprint and waste through the promotion of resource efficiency, sustainable utilization of natural resources and ecosystems, climate smart agricultural practices, waste management and green technology financing. Effective implementation of aBi Green Growth Strategy will contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s commitments in the agriculture sector through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).