Uganda Food Security Outlook - April to September 2013

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 30 Apr 2013 View Original

First season rains start favorably across the country


  • Both bimodal and unimodal areas of the country have received average to above average seasonal rainfall and a timely harvest in June is expected. Minimal acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) is expected in bimodal areas through September 2013.

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes are expected to continue through at least June 2013 in the Karamoja region due to the effects of last season's below‐average harvests. In both agropastoral and pastoral zones.

  • Markets remain sufficiently supplied with staples which has kept retail prices for most staples unusually low for the month of March. It is expected that prices will remain low throughout the outlook period.