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East Africa Food Security Outlook - April to September 2014

Assumptions for quarterly food security analysis

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Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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WFP Contracts Private Company To Market Quality Grain At Its Gulu Warehouse

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has leased its 5,000 metric ton capacity warehouse in Gulu town to a private company Afgri-Gulu Ltd, for a groundbreaking venture that will conduct normal grain trade and at the same time operate the warehouse receipt system. The development will empower more than 9,000 smallholder farmer groups.

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Questions over Karamoja food security plan

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IRIN

Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s arid Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food insecurity, blamed on the failures of a key government plan.

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Special Report - FAO/GIEWS Livestock and Market Assessment Mission to Karamoja Region, Uganda - 3 April 2014

Mission Highlights

• Following improved security conditions, pastoralists have returned to the pre-protected kraal system seasonal grazing patterns, being free to carry-out traditional management practices inherent to the right to roam, with consequent better access to pasture and water.

• Despite a two-dekad dry spell in May-June, rainfall performance has been generally good along the season, with positive effects on grazing resources availability as confirmed by satellite-based data showing above long-term average vegetation growth across the region.

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FAO Uganda Information Bulletin - Vol. 5 Issue 15, October 2013 - January 2014

Mar 2014
Inside this issue:

  • Uganda to benefit from initiative to tackle food losses
  • FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in Uganda’s forest data
  • African Union declares 2014, “Year of Agriculture and Food Security in Africa”
  • Uganda MPs embark on journey through Kenya’s and Ethiopia’s cattle corridor
  • Karamoja farmers make millions from vegetable sales
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Action Plan (DRRAP)
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Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report #22, 18 March 2014

Highlights

Since the 15th of December, fighting in South Sudan has displaced around 740,000 people within South Sudan (OCHA), and led to the outflow of asylum seekers into neighbouring countries. Uganda has received the majority of them, registering more than 75,000 South Sudanese refugees between December 16th and March 17th, 2014. Uganda has a long history of receiving and hosting asylum seekers from South Sudan. For those fleeing the latest outbreak of violence, the Government of Uganda (GoU) is offering refugee status on a prima facia basis.

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Uganda Price Bulletin March 2014

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.

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Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency (January - December 2014)

The pace and numbers of cross-border arrivals exceed the initial planning figures set at the onset of the crisis. The total planning figure for 2014 has therefore been raised to 350,000 refugees across the region.

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Uganda Emergency Update Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest, 26 February - 4 March 2014

Highlights

  • A total of 75,103 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo since the influx began on 16 December.
  • The combined arrival rate for the three locations exceeded 300 South Sudanese refugees a day during the last week.
  • In the midwest, 604 Congolese remain at Bubukwanga transit centre in Bundibugyo District after many refugees spontaneously returned to the DRC.
  • In the southwest, 1,772 Congolese refugees are being hosted at Nyakabande transit centre.
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Monitoring social transformation for the vulnerable using visioning and household mentoring

The District Livelihoods Support Programme (DLSP), implemented by the Ministry of Local Government in Uganda, and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has been piloting the use of visioning and household mentoring as a new approach to tackle rural poverty among poor communities. The approaches have the unique aspect of providing social transformation for the most vulnerable households by empowering them to make joint decisions as a family and tackle their challenges.

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Uganda Emergency Update Covering the southwest, midwest and northwest, 18 - 24 February 2014

A total of 72,311 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since 16 December. Most of them have been relocated to settlements where humanitarian partners concentrate on improving services.

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Uganda Food Security Outlook February 2014 to June 2014

In much of Karamoja, the lean season started at least a month early

Key Messages:

The second season harvests from November to January have increased supplies on the market. However, staple food prices are for the most part not declining, as overall 2013 crop production was somewhat below average. However, most agricultural areas in bimodal areas remain at Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

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Uganda Price Bulletin February 2014

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.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Uganda 10-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Reduced 2013 cereal production due to erratic rainfall

  • Maize prices declined in December and January as newly harvested crops increased supplies

  • Food security concerns persist in Karamoja

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WFP Delivers Food for Refugees in Uganda [Video]

Tens of thousands of refugees, mostly women and children, have fled the violence in their native South Sudan and made the long trek to Uganda. Once there, WFP is providing them with life-saving food. So far WFP and partners have provided food for more than 100,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, and we are reaching more people every day despite continued fighting.

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South Sudanese Refugee Inter Agency Emergency Assessment Report for Westnile region and Acholi sub region (06-08/January/2014)

An interagency meeting held on 3rd Jan 2014 at Office of the Prime Minister recommended for an interagency mult-sectoral assessment mission to the influx areas. Because of the nature of the emergency, it was agreed that the team split into three. One team for Adjumani and Elegu transit another team for Arua/Koboko/Kiryandongo and another Team to Acholi sub region.

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UNHCR working to contain spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees

Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of measles among the more than 59,000 refugees who have arrived in the country since clashes began in mid-December in South Sudan.

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Thousands of South Sudanese seek refuge in neighbouring countries

By Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi, Uganda Red Cross Society

When you approach the Elegu border between Uganda and South Sudan in Adjumani district, you notice a lot of petty trade going on. People swapping various items like food, porridge, and water. It is here that hundreds of children and women enter the Elegu transit camp. They are refugees from South Sudan and this is their main entry point into Uganda and to safety.

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Alarm over mandatory gardens in Karamoja

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 23 January 2014 (IRIN) - Uganda’s latest plan to improve food security in the mainly arid Karamoja region - make everyone cultivate a garden - has been described as short-sighted and patronizing.

“Why must it be cassava and potatoes and not one cow or goat?” wondered Chriz O'gwang, a resident of the Karamoja town of Moroto, in a lively Facebook discussion of the obligatory garden initiative.

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A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.