Enhancing climate resilience among households in Uganda: what matters? STAARS FELLOWSHIP MSU
The study intends to contribute to the literature and policy development process by building Climate change resilience index based on resistance to real shocks (particularly drought) faced by households in Uganda.
The study is premised on the fact that only those households that experienced shocks create appropriate context for measuring resilience. This approach enables the team to test whether the factors used to build resilience index ex-ante approach (by previous studies) indeed matter.
This will be achieved by exploring drivers of resilience among households in Uganda (based on constructed index) in a panel data index.
- Determine extent to which agriculture households are vulnerable to drought.
- Examine the extent to which agricultural households are resilient to drought.
- Examine gender differences in terms of resilience to drought.
- Examine what determines household resilience to drought in Uganda.
- Explore link between resilience to drought and food security.
The study involves two step analysis. (1) Construction and analysis of the Climate Change resilience index using factor analysis based on drought. Drought is the common climate shock experienced by agricultural households in Uganda.
The step will involve the estimation of the linear regression models to determine what drives resilience to climate change, and to examine whether resilience to climate shocks (particularly drought) enhances food security.
- Nathan Sunday
- Rehema Kahunde
- Blessing Atwine