By Noelyn Nassuuna
The government has been asked to work closely with civil society to adopt climate-smart agriculture as one of the ways to combat devastating effects of climate change like famine.
This comes as the country grapples with an acute food shortage that has led to the death of some people in different parts of the country including the Karamoja and Lango sub-regions.
The latest cases were reported yesterday in the Otuke district where an HIV patient died after abandoning Anti-retroviral treatment due to hunger.
Robert Turyakira, Deputy Executive Director of Environment Shield says the biggest challenge currently is that government agencies and departments are working in silos.
Turyakira says with concerted effort, increased food production can be guaranteed.
This comes a day after the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that humanity faces collective suicide over the climate crisis.
He said that governments that half of humanity is in a danger zone and countries battle extreme heat.
Guterres told ministers from 40 countries meeting to discuss the climate crisis that no nation is immune, thus calling for collective action or it will be collective suicide.
Ministers meeting in Berlin for a two-day climate conference known as the Petersberg climate dialogue will discuss the extreme weather, as well as soaring prices for fossil fuels, food, and the impacts of the climate crisis.