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Livelihoods, Purchase for Progress
26 November 2010

At the height of northern Uganda’s brutal insurgency, in 2004, WFP reached more than one million displaced people sheltered in camps. Trucks went out each day with armed escorts taking food aid to four districts. All that is now gone. Today, WFP has a new way of doing things to assist the region.

Livelihoods
12 October 2010

A combination of droughts, extreme poverty, environmental destruction and violence has undermined food and nutrition security in the Karamoja region. But while WFP will continue to provide relief food in crisis times, it has come up with an innovative complementary thing – an asset-creation initiative.

Capacity Development, Focus on Women, Gender, NGOs
20 September 2010

Women in the Karamoja region of Uganda run the daily risk of rape and violence during their daily search for wood to cook and mend their fences. Efficient new stoves provided by WFP are helping them curb those risks by reducing the amount of wood they need to prepare meals.

P4P Stories from the field
30 August 2010

WFP has recently upgraded nine warehouse facilities in Uganda in a bid to improve market infrastructure for smallholder farmer groups. For Nyakatonzi, a co-operative based in the Rwenzori mountain ranges, big changes are afoot.

Nutrition, School Meals
29 July 2010

The African Union’s NEPAD and WFP organized a side event on food and nutrition during the AU summit in Kampala (24-26th July). The theme was: “Africa must feed itself. No child should go to bed hungry. Reduce child stunting by 50 percent in the next five years and beyond”

Procurement, Purchase for Progress
26 July 2010

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran promised during a visit to the village of Ruhiira to double the amount of food that WFP buys from local women farmers. The beans produced in this southern village -- part of the Millennium Village Project -- go to feed hungry children in the north.

Climate Change, Droughts, Nutrition
28 June 2010

Karamoja, a poor region in northeastern Uganda, faces at least five problems when it comes to beating hunger, among them weak agriculture and environmental degradation. On top of that, persistent drought has meant the region hasn't had a successful harvest for five years. Watch the clip

Purchase for Progress
23 June 2010

The warehouse receipt system did not function in Uganda for a long time because there was no big, quality buyer. In 2008, however, WFP signed up for the role. Now, the agency has established two more warehouses, including one in northern Uganda, to operate a system that helps small-holder farmers earn more.

Droughts, Emergencies, General Food Distribution
16 June 2010

A native of Sierra Leone, Bai was no stranger to poverty and hunger before coming to Uganda in 2005. But after driving 300 km from the capital to his duty station in the north, where the LRA militia group was terrorizing the local population, he realized that his life would never be the same.

Climate Change, Focus on Women, Gender
16 December 2009

WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.