Uganda mVAM November 2017 Issue #10 - Karamoja Region Early Warning Bulletin

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Key Highlights

  • Following the September-to-October harvest, the proportion of households with food stocks increased to 70 percent in November from 50 percent in September.
    The 2017 harvest has been relatively better with each district having at least 20 percent of the households with food stocks compared to November 2016 where it was only Abim that had 5-10% of the households with food stocks at the time of the harvest;

  • In November, 78 percent of the households had acceptable FCS, revealing stability in the food security situation since September;

  • The overall mean rCSI improved in November (16) compared to September (19), with a similar trend observed in four (4) of the seven (7) districts of Karamoja, more so in Abim, Napak and Amudat. Despite the improvement, majority of the households continue to use negative food related coping strategies;

  • Compared to September, the share of households selling food crops reduced by 9 percent to 13 percent in November.


WFP Uganda Country Office initiated mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) in May and June 2016 whereby data collection is carried out through phone calls. Main objectives of mVAM are to:

a) Provide real-time analysis of the performance of a few key food security indicators;

b) Serve as a core pillar of WFPs Food Security & Nutrition Early Warning System.

This issue of the mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) food security monitoring is based on data that was collected between 27th November and 1st December 2017.

A total of 948 households across the seven districts of Karamoja were interviewed through telephone. 41 percent of the overall respondents were females.