Food and Nutrition

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17 Nov 2014 description

Washington D.C., November 17, 2014 – In time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop in the White House kitchen garden for the first time included orange sweet potato, a root vegetable that is rich in vitamin A. The sweet potato was chosen to highlight its role in improving the nutrition and health of millions of children and women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by providing this essential nutrient.

12 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of second season crops is estimated at average level

•Below-average crop production expected in Karamoja region

•Maize prices continue to seasonally decline in most markets

•Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region

01 Nov 2014 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.

13 Oct 2014 description

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.

02 Oct 2014 description
report Refugee Law Project

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.

01 Oct 2014 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.

30 Sep 2014 description

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

KEY MESSAGES

17 Sep 2014 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,364,704 (increased from CHF 1,722,559) to enable the IFRC to support Uganda Red Cross Society to scale-up the response to the South Sudan population movement crisis in Uganda and to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 beneficiaries (5,000 households).This budget adjustment complements the existing plan of action with additional or increased outcomes planned in food-security, livelihoods, disaster preparedness, health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, and shelter.

The disaster

16 Sep 2014 description

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
31 Aug 2014 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely to persist in Karamoja given expectations of another poor harvest

Summary

13 Aug 2014 description
report Salesian Missions

(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.

01 Aug 2014 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.

01 Aug 2014 description

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

Key Messages

28 Jul 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Key Findings:

As has been found in previous food security assessments, there continues to be widespread household food insecurity across Karamoja. The low agricultural productivity across Karmoja is a well-documented fact.

22 Jul 2014 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

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.

18 Jul 2014 description

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.

18 Jul 2014 description

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.

18 Jul 2014 description

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.

16 Jul 2014 description

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.