Trade Policy at Work

Assessing Current Nutrient Use and Manure Management Approaches

East African representatives are engaged in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that have implications for agriculture and agro-processing, especially under the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. The information from the ground may help them in advancing their negotiating agenda, as appropriate, with concrete examples and stories. This note seeks to give an overview of the current nutrient use and manure management approaches adopted by farmers in EAC countries. It looks at the existing systems and approaches, and their challenges and opportunities in adopting more sustainable and resilient systems. It also discusses what the governments and their UNFCCC negotiators may do to go beyond what is already in place in their country/region.