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ECAAT-Environmental and Social Management Framework-ESMF, Pest Management Plan and Climate Change Risk Analysis and GHG
Wednesday, 9th May 2018


Purpose and Scope

The ESMF provides guidance on how environmental and social aspects ofECAAT-P shall be identified, assessed and managed. Specific locations includingDistricts, Schools, and Link Farmers have not been identified at this stage; henceit provides a framework to assist project implementers to screen the projectsat planning stage and institute measures to address adverse environmental andsocial impacts during implementation. The major safeguards focus in ECAAT-Pwill be on the use and management of pesticides and agricultural chemicals atthe selected farmers and schools’ gardens. In addition, issues of soilconservation will also be looked into the project especially in highland areas.This ESMF has therefore been revised as appropriate to largely cater for thisfocus/purpose.


Preparation of ESMF

The ESMF for ECAAT-P has beenprepared in accordance with applicable World Bank safeguard policies and Ugandaenvironmental impact assessment guidelines, which involved data literature reviews;field reconnaissance studies, public consultations and discussions withrelevant sector institutions  (JimmySekasi Institute of Catering in Kabalagala in Kampala, Agributech VocationalInstitute in Serere, NGOs especially TERUDO in Kumi, MAAIF, World Bank, NAROand its research institutes, private sector, statutory agencies such as NEMA,Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS, NARO and its research institutes,NGOs and district authorities as well as farmers on whose lands NARO scientistsconduct their experiments. The Consultant also met and held consultations withfarmers who are 6km outside research institutes.

Please find ECAATP frameworks on the link below.