Uganda Food Security Outlook Update March 2013

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 29 Mar 2013 View Original

Stressed food insecurity in Karamoja; bimodal rains begin in other areas


• Land preparation and planting activities are ongoing with the timely onset of the rains in mid-March in bimodal areas of Uganda. These rains are also improving livestock body conditions. Household and market food stocks are currently average, food prices are stable, and poor households are accessing food normally. Minimal/None (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity will continue in bimodal areas through at least June 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 Karamoja, poor households are experiencing minimally adequate food consumption levels and are currently engaging in irreversible coping strategies to meet food and nonfood needs.