Économie agroalimentaire

Evidence and policy options on migration, cash crop production and deforestation in Uganda

Année: 2021
Auteur(s): FAO

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief, No. 40.

This policy brief, prepared by the FAO Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC), aims to analyse the relationships and policy options in regard to migration, cash crops and deforestation in Uganda. In particular, it shows that:

  • the expansion of cash crop activities significantly drives deforestation in Uganda;
  • migrants who produce cash crops contribute to deforestation significantly more than locals;
  • improving coordination between interventions on forests, agriculture and land use, and securing land rights is crucial in order to minimize the negative impact of agriculture on deforestation;
  • supporting migrant integration in hosting areas is recommended to reduce forest losses and enhance agricultural development.

This policy brief summarizes the findings of the working paper Harvesting trees to harvest cash crops: The role of internal migrants in forest land conversion in Uganda

Thème: Climat
Type de document: Note de politique
Pays++++: Uganda
Région: Africa