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Uganda Monthly Market Monitor, August 2014: Issue 6

Highlights

  • Across Karamoja region, average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans reduced during the month of August by 6%, 14% and 5% respectively. Prices for goats increased in some districts while no changes were noticed in daily labour wage rates. Compared to the same period in August 2013, average prices for maize grain were higher across Karamoja by 11% mainly due to increased dependency on markets.

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No Dignity in Aging for Older Refugee Persons in Uganda

Statement on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014

Today, 1st October, marks the 24th commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.Refugee Law project recognizes the contribution of the 6734 older refugees in Uganda(as per UNHCR February 2014) and raises some of the major concerns faced by this group of persons.

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Uganda Price Bulletin September 2014

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.

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Uganda Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

The below-average harvest will temporarily relieve the Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Karamoja

KEY MESSAGES

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Uganda: Population Movement Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRUG037

The revised appeal will add epidemic preparedness and food security and nutrition to the existing operation. The host community will also benefit from the operation.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Uganda 15-September-2014

Food Security Snapshot

  • In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of first season crops is estimated at average level
  • Below-average crop production expected in Karamoja region
  • Maize prices continue to seasonally decline in most markets in bi-modal rainfall areas
  • Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region
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Uganda Food Security Alert - August 29, 2014

Poor households' access to food is unlikely to increase significantly until July 2015. Increased and well-targeted humanitarian assistance is needed for up to 300,000 people.

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Salesian Missions Coordinates Delivery of Stop Hunger Now Meals to Vulnerable Youth Taking Part in Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,000 packages of fortified rice-meals have been donated to students in three Salesians programs in Uganda, allowing youth better access to nutrition. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

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Uganda Price Bulletin July 2014

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.

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Uganda Food Security Outlook July 2014 to December 2014

In Karamoja, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is expected through December

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Uganda - Karamoja: WFP & UNICEF Food Security and Nutrition Assessment, June 2014

Reduced access to food as a result of lack of sufficient livelihood and income generating options and high food prices are the main causes of household food insecurity.

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Kenyan refugees cry for help to come back home

In Summary

  • She is one of an estimated 1,500 Kenyans living in the camp; these are the remnants of about 4,000 refugees who crossed into Uganda at the height of the 2007-2008 post-election violence that displaced at least 600,000 Kenyans. The ones who crossed the border had mostly fled from their homes in western Kenya, but many have since returned to their motherland.

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Monthly Market Monitor, June 2014: Issue 4

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum, beans and goats were relatively stable in Karamoja during the month of June 2014 despite varying fluctuations at district level. Average daily wage rates increased by 10% on average but more significant in Nakapiripirit.

  • The terms of trade for a goat and daily labour wage when compared to the amount of maize grain purchased were stable during the month of June in reference to May 2014.

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Feed the Future Fellow Promotes Food Security and Nutrition among Children in Ugandan Primary Schools

One of the ways Feed the Future supports better nutrition and food security is by increasing the number of agricultural scientists and strengthening scientific institutions in developing countries. To learn more about what that looks like in practice, Feed the Future talked to Richard Bukenya, a Fellow with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, who is working to improve nutrition for in Uganda through his research at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Q: Tell us about your research objectives in a nutshell.

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Building Uganda’s Next Generation of Nutrition Leaders

Every year, Uganda’s universities graduate more than 60 students with degrees in nutrition and high hopes of helping their local communities tackle challenges such as undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition. Although the universities’ curricula provide graduates with a solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, it hasn’t always been easy to put classroom learning into practice.

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Study Highlights New Agricultural Methods and Technologies that can Save Governments Millions and Conserve Vital Natural Resources

Experts and policy-makers meet to share key findings from Ugandan and Indian national planning and food security study

Nairobi, 15 July 2014 - A shift in agricultural policy to encourage crop diversification and use of new water and energy saving technologies could save millions of hectare-metres (ha m) of water annually, as well as millions of dollars in energy costs, finds a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner food security study.

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South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan January – December 2014

Introduction

The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014).

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Uganda: Karamoja Food Security Assessment March 2014

The overall objective of this post-harvest assessment was to determine the level of crop and livestock production and output in Karamoja during the 2013 season and the resultant implications for the current and projected food security situation in the region in 2014.

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Refugees From South Sudan Continue To Seek Safety In Uganda

Although a cessation of hostilities agreement was signed by the warring parties in South Sudan, tens of thousands of refugees remain in transit camps and settlements in Uganda. WFP is providing them with life-saving support.

Nyumanzi - Adau Akuonan’s almost teenage daughter follows her about in the refugee village of Nyumanzi, in Adjumani district. As Adau speaks, her daughter tries to interject. Nyandeng Deng is one of Adau’s eight children and helps her mother with the younger children as well as preparing the food they are provided with by WFP.