Food and Nutrition

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08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.

05 Feb 2016 description

FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong

KAMPALA – Three United Nations agencies in Uganda are implementing a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.

01 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

20,136* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 27 January, 2016)

Further breakdown of the above figure:
15,128 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
362 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
245 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
79 Refugees received in Kisoro district
4,322 Urban refugees received in Kampala

*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

PRIORITIES

30 Jan 2016 description

Cooking banana (matoke), dry cassava chips, sorghum, millet, beans, and white maize are important food commodities for Ugandans. The staple food varies by region. Matoke is most important in the central, western, and southwestern regions; millet in the east; and sorghum in the east, north and northeast. Cassava chips, beans, and white maize are also very important for a significant part of population; cassava chips are especially important in eastern (Soroti), northern, and northwestern (Arua) Uganda. In Mbarara and Kampala, matoke is most important commodity for all households.

30 Jan 2016 description

Food security remains Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in most areas of Karamoja

Key Messages

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 900,000
Total affected children (under 18): 500,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 350,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 269,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition
• 12,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to treatment programmes
• 100,000 children aged 6 to 59 months received vitamin A supplementation

23 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to reports from the Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), a total of 17,645 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period 18th to 24th December, 2015 saw the entry of 464 new refugees.

20 Jan 2016 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US $76.7-million loan to finance phase two of the Uganda Farm Income Enhancement and Forestry Conservation Programme (FIEFOC-2).

The programme, which was commended by the AfDB Board on Wednesday, January 20 for its good design and high-impact development objectives, comprises agriculture infrastructure and agribusiness development activities as well as an integrated natural resources management scheme aimed to consolidate and expand key achievements of its predecessor (phase one), which was completed in December 2012.

19 Jan 2016 description
report IRIN

By Samuel Okiror

KAMPALA, 19 January 2016 (IRIN) - At least 640,000 people in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region – more than half its population – are facing food shortages as a result of a drought-affected harvest.

Read the full article on IRIN

15 Jan 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

18,807 * Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 12 January, 2016)

Further breakdown of the above figure:
14,170 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
314 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
225 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
81 Refugees received in Kisoro Refugee Settlement
3,959 Urban refugees received in Kampala
*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

PRIORITIES

11 Jan 2016 description

Highlights of Consumer Price Index for December 2015

1.0 ANNUAL INFLATION

10 Jan 2016 description
report Oxfam

The World Citizens Panel (WCP) is an impact measurement methodology developed by Oxfam Novib. It is designed to measure and understand the changes in people’s lives resulting from Oxfam’s projects. The WCP combines quantitative research (impact surveys) with qualitative research (Stories of Change) to give participants in Oxfam Novib’s programmes a voice, to learn how our programmes can be improved, and to contribute to the public debate on the effectiveness of development cooperation.

08 Jan 2016 description

Key Figures

18,427 * Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 05 January, 2016) Further breakdown of the above figure:
13,864 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
313 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement 211Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
80 Refugees received in Kisoro Refugee Settlement
3,959 Urban refugees received in Kampala

*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

Highlights

02 Jan 2016 description
report New Vision

They are more associated with spying, but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones), will soon be deployed in Uganda to help farmers increase agricultural output and enhance food security.

A drone is operated using a remote control and flies using propellers. It can be fitted with a knapsack in case the operator is interested in spraying crops.

“Drone technology is trending in surveillance, but it can be used in agriculture,” said Okasai Opolot, a director in the Ministry of Agriculture. He added that drone technology is versatile.

31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Uganda
112,741 of South Sudanese children affected (OPM December 16, 2015)

173,447 of affected South Sudanese people (OPM December 16, 2015)

149,164 of affected South Sudanese women & children (OPM December 16, 2015)

511,867 of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda (OPM December 16, 2015)

UNICEF Appeal 2015

29 Dec 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

17,645 * Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 16 December, 2015)

Further breakdown of the above figure:

3,204 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
292 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
208 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
98 Refugees received in Kisoro Refugee Settlement
3,843 Urban refugees received in Kampala
*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

29 Dec 2015 description

Average to above-average harvests expected in bimodal Uganda

KEY MESSAGES

  • In bimodal areas, harvesting of second season crops has begun. Above average rainfall from October to December, driven in part by El Niño, has supported average to above-average crop production. Food stocks are likely to last through March, and the expected seasonal decline in staple prices should further improve poor households’ access to food. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is expected through March 2016.

29 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

21 Dec 2015 description

KARAMOJA

  • In general, average retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans were relatively stable in November compared to October 2015. Compared to the same period last year, prices for the three commodities were higher this year by 52%, 54% and 18% respectively.

  • The Terms of Trade for both goat prices and daily causal labour wage rates against maize grain this year have continued to deteriorate compared to November 2014.

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