Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change
©FAO/Believe Nyakudjara

Agriculture Technology and Agribusiness Advisory Services project (ATAAS)

The main objective of the ATAAS project in Uganda is to increase agricultural productivity and the incomes of participating households (1.7 million of direct beneficiaries after five years of project implementation). The productivity should be achieved by improving the performance of agricultural research and advisory service systems in the Republic of Uganda.
The Global Environmental Objective is to enhance the environmental sustainability and resilience of agricultural production of land degradation and climate risks.
The project has a total cost of US$ 665.5 million and includes five components:
- Developing Agricultural Technologies and Strengthening the National Agricultural Research System.
- Enhancing Partnerships between Agricultural Research, Advisory Services, and
other Stakeholders.
- Strengthening the National Agricultural Advisory Services by supporting improved delivery of demand-driven and market-oriented advisory services for farmers to promote their progression from subsistence to market-orientation.
- Supporting Agribusiness Services and Market Linkages to enhance the integration of smallholders in value chains by supporting collaborations between different stakeholders
- Program Management.

The carbon balance appraisal concerns especially the first component of the project, which should directly impact climate change mitigation.

Main outputs



Project scenario

Simulated scenario

Total carbon balance

-92 Mt eq-CO2

-60 Mt eq-CO2

Carbon balance/ha

-32 t eq-CO2

-22.6 t eq-CO2

Carbon balance/ha/year

-1.6 t eq-CO2

-1.1 t eq-CO2