Uganda

Presence Country
March 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • In bimodal areas, the retail price of maize and sorghum increased between 10 and 20 percent in most markets between January and February, due to declining stocks. Prices remain nearly 30 percent above average, and household purchasing capacity is lower than is typical in March. Poor households in Teso, Busoga, and east-central Uganda are expected to remain Stressed (IPC Phase 2) until the arrival of the next harvest in July/August. 

  • First season rainfall in bimodal areas began in February, a month earlier than usual, and rainfall amounts were 25-100 mm above average. Rainfall in March was erratically distributed, but total amounts were average. Land preparation and planting for the first season started earlier than usual and some households have harvested quick-maturing vegetables. Many poor households are Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to lower than normal food access, but the consumption of these vegetables is improving food security faster than previously expected. 

  • In Karamoja, the price of sorghum and maize increased 10-20 percent between January and February in all markets except Abim and Kotido, due to declining market stocks. As a result of rising staple food prices and stable firewood/charcoal prices, firewood/charcoal-to-cereal terms of trade further declined. Although a seasonal decline in purchasing capacity is typical during the March-June lean season, terms of trade are even lower than is typical during the lean season. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes persist in Moroto and Napak.

  • As of March 15, 2017, 1,495,000 South Sudanese refugees are residing in Uganda, over 25,000 of whom arrived in the first half of March. Newly arrived refugees are currently receiving a full ration through WFP, although due to funding shortfalls, assistance at current levels is only guaranteed through April. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are expected among newly-arrived refugees between May and September 2017, in the absence of humanitarian assistance. 

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Seasonal Calendar

Livelihoods

Livelihood Zone Map

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.