Both bimodal and unimodal parts of Uganda reaped normal to above normal harvests as a result of favorable rainfall conditions. Consequently, food prices are declining. As a result, the overall food security outlook for Uganda is positive through the end of the year.
However, even in years of good rainfall, poor and vulnerable households in the drought-prone, impoverished Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda struggle to feed themselves beyond the immediate post -harvest season (October-February) and rely on food purchases from the market and WFP food assistance to make it through to next year’s harvest. Levels of acute child malnutrition in Karamoja are also among the highest in the country, often exceeding above 10 per cent Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels during the peak hunger season in April/May.