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    Republic of Uganda

    Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

    UGANDA MULTI-SECTORAL NUTRITION PROJECT

    Environmental and Social Management Framework

    Prepared By

    Environment Consultants

    Hot Springs Restaurant Building

    Plot 27 Clément Hill Road

    P. O. Box 4066, Kampala, Uganda

    Tel : +256-41-4382924

    Mob: +256-77-2458903

    E-mail: nelsonomagor@gmail.com

    October, 2014

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................................................................... i

    List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................... v

    Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................................................................ vi

    Acronyms ......................................................................................................................................................... ix

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................................................................xii

    1 INTRODUCTION 1

    1.1 Uganda Multi-sectoral Nutrition Project (P149286) .............................................................................. 1

    1.1.1 Project Development Objective .................................................................................................... 1

    1.1.2 Target Areas .................................................................................................................................. 1

    1.1.3 Project Components and Activities ............................................................................................... 2

    1.1.4 Key Project Activities ................................................................................................................... 4

    1.1.5 Project Financing .......................................................................................................................... 4

    1.2 Purpose of ESMF ................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.3 Objectives ............................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.4 Approach and Study Methodology in ESMF Preparation ...................................................................... 5

    1.4.1 Document Review ......................................................................................................................... 5

    1.4.2 Reconnaissance Field Visit ........................................................................................................... 6

    1.4.3 Stakeholder Consultations ............................................................................................................. 6

    2 PROJECT BASELINE DESCRIPTION 7

    2.1 Size and Location ................................................................................................................................... 7

    2.2 Topography ............................................................................................................................................ 7

    2.3 Climate ................................................................................................................................................... 8

    2.4 Geology and Soils .................................................................................................................................. 8

    2.5 Socio-Economic Environment ............................................................................................................... 8

    2.6 Division of Labour ............................................................................................................................... 11

    2.6.1 General Trends ............................................................................................................................ 11

    2.7 Land Issues in MNP Project Areas....................................................................................................... 12

    2.8 Crop Pest and Disease Problems in Uganda ........................................................................................ 12

    2.9 Key Pests and Pesticides Management Challenges in Uganda ............................................................ 13

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    3 POLICY, LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK 14

    3.1 Policy Framework ................................................................................................................................ 14

    3.1.1 The National Environment Management Policy 1994 (NEMP) ................................................. 14

    3.1.2 The National Development Plan 2010-2015 ............................................................................... 14

    3.1.3 The Uganda Vision 2040 ............................................................................................................ 14

    3.1.4 Agricultural Sector Development Strategy and Investment Plan 2010/11-2014/15 ................... 15

    3.1.5 Plan for Modernization of Agriculture (PMA) ........................................................................... 15

    3.1.6 The National Land Use Policy .................................................................................................... 15

    3.1.7 The National Gender Policy, 1997 .............................................................................................. 15

    3.1.8 The National HIV/AIDS Policy, 2004 ........................................................................................ 15

    3.2 Legal Framework ................................................................................................................................. 16

    3.2.1 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 ............................................................................ 16

    3.2.2 The National Environment Act, Cap 153 .................................................................................... 16

    3.2.3 The Agricultural Chemicals (Control) Act, No. 1 of 2006 ......................................................... 16

    3.2.4 The Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006 .......................................................................... 16

    3.2.5 Control of manufacture, etc. of agricultural chemicals Act Cap 29 ............................................ 16

    3.2.6 Environmental Impacts Assessment Regulations, 1998 ............................................................. 16

    3.2.7 National Environment (Waste Management) Regulations, 1999 ................................................ 17

    3.2.8 The Local Governments Act (Cap 243) ...................................................................................... 17

    3.2.9 Land Act, Cap 227 ...................................................................................................................... 17

    3.2.10 The Public Health Act, 1964 ....................................................................................................... 17

    3.2.11 Uganda National Bureau of Standards Act, Cap 327 .................................................................. 17

    3.2.12 The Workers Compensation Act, Cap 225 LOU ........................................................................ 17

    3.3 Related International Conventions and Agreements ............................................................................ 18

    3.3.1 Basel Convention ........................................................................................................................ 18

    3.3.2 Rotterdam Convention ................................................................................................................ 18

    3.3.3 The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code .................................................... 18

    3.3.4 The FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides ................. 18

    3.3.5 The Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention ...................................................................... 19

    3.3.6 Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) .................................... 19

    3.3.7 IFC EHS Guidelines for Pesticide Manufacturing, Formulation, and Packaging ....................... 19

    3.3.8 FAO Gui