August 3, 2010

Uganda biofuels atlas - interactive map

Uganda Biofuels Atlas - interactive mapBiofuel, conservation and food crops in Uganda - An assessment of land resources for biofuel feedstock suitability

This interactive map presents the results from a study conducted under the framework of the Uganda National Environment Information Network with a major objective of assessing the land resources suitable for production of biofuels and identifying relevant policy options that seek to integrate biofuel feedstock production into the land use planning process.

The potential competition for resources between biofuel feedstocks and food crops, and consequent increased food insecurity, gives rise to a need to develop synergistic inter- sectoral polices to guide sustainable development of biofuels in Uganda. Lack of appropriate policy support for small-scale biofuel development at the local level may slow down the progress of the biofuel programs.

The study and analysis presented in this interactive map were executed by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Uganda. The report is available upon request.

The map, including map server setup and configuration, web development and cartography, was prepared by Nordpil for UNEP/GRID-Arendal. The map is based on the ESRI ArcIMS map server software and utilizes extensive JavaScript technologies to leverage the data, prepared as raster layers deployed in an enterprise geodata server - powered by ESRI ArcSDE.

To view the map, see website hosted by UNEP/GRID-Arendal