28 January 2011

For decades, the Karamoja region has suffered isolation, droughts, gun violence and more. With the largest and longest presence of any humanitarian agency, WFP has been there, filling gaps and working towards ending hunger.

Emergencies, Purchase for Progress
24 January 2011

Hunger ambassador KC Concepcion’s first ever visit to Africa took her to the heart of the continent, in Uganda, where she saw deep deprivation but also places of plenty. In everything, she found beauty, smiles and possible solutions to hunger.

Purchase for Progress
13 January 2011

Gramsen Wambuzi wears a simple, loose-fitting cotton shirt and, unlike many Ugandans nowadays, does not own a cell phone. However, he lives a  comfortable life with an apparently secure future, thanks to WFP's support through Purchase for Progress.

General Food Distribution
6 December 2010

In response to a WFP appeal to donors to provide emergency relief assistance for refugees, Belgium made a generous contribution in Uganda this year. Last week the Belgian ambassador visited Nakivale refugee settlement to see WFP distribute the last rations bought with the donation.

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.

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 Building, 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.