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April 18, 2014
Food Security Situation
- Uganda remains one of the poorest countries of the world, and undernutrition continues to be a concern due to food access issues and poor knowledge of how to meet nutritional requirements.
- Challenges remain in distinct areas, with the northeastern Karamoja region considered the most food insecure area in the country.
- Near average harvests from the second harvest season in late 2013 replenished both household and market stocks to typical levels.
- In much of Karamoja region, however, the lean season has started a month early in 2014, meaning poor agro-pastoral households are currently Stressed (IPC Phase 2).
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) now targets approximately 234,000 food-insecure Ugandans through its two development programs with ACDI/VOCA and Mercy Corps. These programs aim to increase access to food, strengthen livelihoods, improve children’s nutritional status, and reduce incidences of conflict through a variety of activities including agriculture production, market linkage and small business development, HIV/AIDS awareness, infrastructure development, maternal and child health, water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- FFP’s award to the UN World Food Program targets close to 289,000 extremely vulnerable households and refugees in northern and southwestern Uganda. This program aims to stabilize food consumption and reduce acute malnutrition with U.S. in-kind food and locally/regionally purchased food, as well as cash transfers to a small number of refugees in three settlements.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2014||$23.7 million||27,181 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$22.9 million||12,700 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$28.4 million||19,460 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$25.9 million||31,310 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010||$40.3 million||45,710 MT|
Fiscal Year 2014 Contribution Breakdown To Date:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||$3.4 million*||3,690 MT|
|Title II Emergency||$7.3 million||7,680 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$13 million||15,811 MT|
*Reflects FY 2014 contributions to date out of an expected $8 million for the two development programs.
Food Security Situation information provided by FEWS NET as of March 2014.
Country Specific Guidance
Last updated: April 21, 2014