Uganda + 1 more

WFP Uganda Country Brief, August 2018

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

13,839 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 1.55 m cash based transfers made

USD 151.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements

1.12 m people assisted in August 2018*

Operational Updates

  • The Africa Resilience Coordination Hub (NEPAD ARCH) together with WFP and Partners Enhancing Resilience to People Exposed to Risks (PERIPERI) in Uganda are partnering with Makerere University and the Office of the Prime Minister to strengthen the capacity of national institutions and local communities to manage shocks and crisis. Through this collaboration, WFP will contribute to changing the livelihoods of smallholder rural community producers through asset creation, community infrastructure, protection and promotion. WFP will provide programatic design, technical and operational support to the NEPAD-ARCH and Makerere University in the use of the innovative Three Pronged Approach (3PA) planning and design tools. An internal contextual analysis (ICA) will be conducted first to inform subsequent activities.

  • In August 2018, WFP jointly reviewed the progress being made in the roll-out of SCOPE-CODA in the Karamoja region. SCOPE-CODA is a digital platform that is used to register and monitor beneficiaries who receive nutrition treatment at health centres and in communities. The review was attended by district health workers, WFP staff and partners working on nutrition programs, and aimed to identify challenges, solutions, and critical areas of improvement. WFP will strengthen the use of the platform among health workers as registration of beneficiaries begins in other Karamoja districts.

  • WFP signed three-year agreements with five local non-governmental organizations (NGO) to support 20,500 smallholder farmers in fifteen districts in central, western and northern Uganda. WFP supports local farmers and rural producer organizations with specialized training on post-harvest loss management, marketing, business development, agricultural finance and storage, while linking them to markets, financial institutions and government-led initiatives to improve their productivity.