Rachel Berman, University of Leeds, will explore how households in rural Western Uganda are coping with the impacts of floods and droughts. Knowledge of how households are responding to these current challenges enables us to understand how they may adapt to future climate change.
The households included in the study depend on fishing, crop farming and keeping cattle and goats, all affected by weather and climate. One step that is being put in place to support these communities are Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) – informal savings groups run by village members to encourage other households to save money. A local NGO funded (in-part) by Oxfam-GB has been instrumental in supporting the development of these groups.
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