- What We Do
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Feed the Future
- Food Assistance
- Food Aid Reform
- Agricultural Markets and Trade
- Agricultural Capacity Development
- Global Nutrition
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Investing in Agricultural Research and Development
- Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
- Economic Growth and Trade
- Ending Extreme Poverty
- Environment and Global Climate Change
- Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
- Global Health
- Water and Sanitation
- Working in Crises and Conflict
- U.S. Global Development Lab
November 9, 2015
Food Security Situation
- While Uganda has a stable government, it is known for its chronic food insecurity in Karamoja, poor access to basic social services such as education and health, environmental degradation, erratic rainfall and recurrent droughts. A combination of these factors means that undernutrition continues to be a concern.
- As of mid-October, the Government of Uganda estimates more than 498,000 refugees and asylum seekers are in country, many of whom are supported by USAID.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) targets approximately 234,000 food-insecure Ugandans in Karamoja through its two development programs with ACDI/VOCA and Mercy Corps. These programs aim to increase access to food, strengthen livelihoods, improve children and pregnant and lactating women’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 awards to the UN World Food Program targets close to 406,000 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.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2015||$43.6 million||26,360 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2014||$35 million||15,750 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$26.2 million||12,700 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$28.4 million||19,460 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011||$25.9 million||31,310 MT|
Fiscal Year 2015 Contribution Breakdown To Date:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||$6.2 million||2,880 MT|
|Title II Emergency||$16.9 million||10,380 MT*|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$9 million||13,100 MT|
|Development Assistance**||$11.5 million|
*The Title II Emergency contribution includes Section 202(e) funds for local and regional purchase of commodities. Tonnage is still to be determined so is not included in this amount.
**This includes Community Development Funds and Development Assistance funds contributed by USAID/Uganda.
Country Specific Guidance
Last updated: November 09, 2015