LVB: Experts Agree on Sustainable Land and Water Management for Climate Resilient Food Systems.

Submitted by on 24 November 2023


Representative from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania signing the workshop resolutions

Environmental experts within the Lake Victoria basin have jointly agreed on the need to enhance the linkage between sustainable land management and resilient food systems.  

The experts also want the minimization of land degradation within the basin to enhance ecosystems services and improve productivity.  

During a regional workshop held in Nairobi, stakeholders from the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania also pointed out the need for a special focus on sustainable catchment management and protection of the riparian reserves.  

The experts further noted that little had changed within the Lake Victoria Basin despite the spirited efforts from various stakeholders to mitigate the prevailing challenges.  

Participants have an interactive session during the workshop.

During the meeting it was also observed that the basin countries experience policy mismatch which affect the collective and cooperative efforts in combating/overcoming climatic challenges.  

The experts therefore recommended urgent action to analyze the prevailing conditions and target funding from Development Partners to facilitate the implementation of high-impact and well targeted interventions and investments in the basin.  

The regional workshop was organized by Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) with technical and financial support from various Partners including the MIT-FACT Alliance, J-WAFS, Boku University and Enviromental Defense Fund (EDF).  

Principal Resource mobilization officer Mr Isaac Nyarwaya expressed gratitude for the continued partnership between MIT-FACT Alliance, Environment Defense Fund and BOKU University. 

Ends  

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