Uganda Biofuels Atlas
Bio-fuel, conservation and food crops in Uganda - An assessment of land resources for bio-fuel feedstock suitability
This interactive map presents the results from a study that was conducted under the framework of the National Environment Information Network with a major objective of assessing the land resources suitable for production of bio-fuels and identifying relevant policy options that seek to integrate bio-fuel feedstock production into the land use planning process.
The potential competition for resources between bio-fuel feedstocks and food crops, and consequent increased food insecurity, calls for the need to develop synergistic inter sectoral polices to guide sustainable development of bio-fuels in Uganda. Lack of appropriate policy support to small-scale bio-fuel development at the local level may slow down the progress of the bio-fuel programs.
The study and analysis was executed by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Uganda. The report is available upon request.
This map was prepared by UNEP/GRID-Arendal and Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil.
The layers showing recommended growing areas were calculated as areas of suitability that are not wetlands or protected, and where food crops (maize) are not suitable or only marginally suitable.