Uganda Faces Food Crisis

Delayed rainfall as a result of a prolonged dry spell could lead to acute food shortages, high food prices and famine in parts of the country, experts say.

  • Uganda:   Food Prices Skyrocket

    New Vision, 9 April 2012

    REPORTS from farmers and weather experts suggest that the delayed beginning of the steady rainfall season will lead to food shortage in most parts of the country and famine in,… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Economic Hardships Contract Agriculture

    Monitor, 14 January 2012

    "The year 2011 has been full of puzzles. It has been punctuated with grave challenges and marginal opportunities," this is how Teopista Namwanje, a farmer in Nalubudde village,… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Food Prices Stable, Fuel Dips

    EA Business, 30 January 2012

    Food prices in Uganda have stabilised as the prices of petroleum products continue to go down. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Water Is Key to Food Security

    New Vision, 23 March 2012

    Currently, 1.6billion people live in countries with absolute water scarcity. By 2025 two-thirds of the world population could be living under water stressed conditions. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Museveni Urges Irrigation for Food Security

    Monitor, 19 February 2012

    Drip irrigation should be exploited primarily in drought-prone regions of the country to save crops and avert food shortages, President Museveni has said. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Have We Learnt From the Drought?

    Monitor, 20 February 2012

    The heavy rain we have witnessed in the last two days can only be described as Godsend. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Egg Prices Shoot Up in Kampala

    EA Business, 13 February 2012

    Local poultry farmers have raised farm gate prices of eggs following a reduction in the laying patterns of the birds in the dry season. Read more »

  • Uganda:   Heavy Rains Expected Mid March

    EA Business, 28 February 2012

    The Metrological department has advised Uganda farmers to stay planting their crops until a comprehensive forecast is communicated as rains are expected mid March in most parts of… Read more »

  • Uganda:   Heat Wave in East - Drought and Deaths

    RNW Africa, 1 March 2012

    Basics such as water, milk and fruit are becoming scarce in several parts of eastern Uganda as the dry season, in full effect since late December, continues to bring hot, dry winds… Read more »

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