Report of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Analysis for Uganda


This analysis was compiled at a workshop held at Ridar Hotel - Seeta Mukono, from 25 to 28 November 2013. It was attended by 50 participants: 30 from Districts representing all regions of Uganda, and 20 members of the IPC Technical Working Group representing relevant NGOs, UN Agencies and Ministries that handle food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition related activities.

The objectives of the analysis were:

  • To update the Acute IPC food security classification for Uganda using IPC Version 2.0 manual
  • To undertake refresher training for district representatrives and other analysts at national level

This acute food insecurity is a snapshot in time of the current or projected severity of the situation, regardless of the causes, context, or duration. This analysis is providing the food security situation as November 2013. The purpose is to inform short term strategic interventions for the communities facing food security issues in all regions of Uganda.

The methodology applied the "meta analysis" approach of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). It follows a sequential process in order to arrive at the final IPC map.

Step 1: Literature Review

  • Step 2: Indicator Selection
  • Step 3: Filling up the IPC Analysis Template for each region
  • Step 4: Assigning Phase Classification and Mapping Results

Summary Findings indicate that:

  • 83.6 percent of the population in Uganda is in phase 1, implying these are minimally food insecure
  • 15.8 percent are in phase 2, implying they are stressed
  • 0.6 percent are in phase 3, implying they are in crisis