Uganda

GIEWS Country Brief: Uganda 11-January-2012

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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • 2011 secondary season cereal production is estimated at above average levels

  • G Favourable outlook for crop and rangeland in Karamoja region

  • Food prices indicate a general decline as newly harvested crops replenished main markets

  • Overall, the food security situation is satisfactory

Favourable rains boost cereal production in the 2011 secondary cropping season

In bimodal areas, harvesting of the 2011 secondary rainy season crops is well advanced and output is expected to be above average. The season started on time in August and has been favourable in most cropping areas. However, heavy rains from October to early November caused floods in some eastern and western districts, with localized losses of crops.