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10:48
10:48

Poverty Leading Cause of Urban Malnutrition-Nutritionists village health team 4 1

Data from the Health ministry shows that on average 25 percent of the female population and 15 percent males in the country are underweight as a result of malnutrition.
19:44
19:44

Food Shortage Hits Pader District 2 1

Philip Odong, a farmer in Laguti Sub County attributes the acute food shortage to floods that swept across the district in May and June. He explains that the floods destroyed his two acres of staple cassava gardens including beans.
13:59
13:59

Bidibidi Riots: OPM, Partners To Meet Over Unfair Food Policy 1 1

The Office of the Prime Minister led by Ruhakana Rugunda and Partners working in the refugee response will meet next week over the refugee food strike at Bidi Bidi camp.
17:09
17:09

Lt Gen Angina: Gov't Planning to Build Food Storage Facilities maize surplus 3

Addressing journalists at the Media Centre on Wednesday, Angina said government is working with OWC and patterning with the World Food Programme-WFP to put up medium size storage facilities of 300 metric tons.
08:44
08:44

Jordanian Princess Alarmed By Poverty In Karamoja 1

Princess Sarah Zeid was stunned to discover that in Karamoja, women do everything from looking for food, gathering firewood and caring for children.
18:51
18:51

Japan Gives UGX 22B for Refugees, Host Communities unhcr

The assistance will be provided as part implementation of the Refugee and Host Population Empowerment ReHoPE strategy, part of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and in line with the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants.
18:20
18:20

WFP Increases Food Rations for South Sudan Refugees in Uganda

The ration had been reduced by more than half in September due to funding shortfalls. The UN agency had downsized refugee food rations from 12 kilograms of cereal to just 6 kilograms per person.
16:17
16:17

WFP Begins Buying Grain From Small Holder Farmers small scale farmers 1

Miyuki Yamashita who represented the WFP Country Director, during the launch of the direct buying program at Nambalee Sub county headquarter, said WFP has been buying food through tenders, which has been very competitive for most farmer organizations since they require high volumes of grain.
08:07
08:07

WFP: More Smaller Holder Farmers Supplying Improved Grain world food program 3 1

Rebecca Mukyala, a farmer under Nambale Farmers Organisation in Iganga district, says they came together as a group of 156 farmers and gathered 40 tons of maize for sale to WFP. She says initially they had challenges in regards to handling the produce due to pests, but with the good storage practices they succeeded.
08:07
08:07

Amnesty International Appeals to Donors on Refugees In Uganda relief items 1

In a report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in Uganda this week, Amnesty International says more than 900,000 refugees have fled the brutal conflict in South Sudan and sought safety in Uganda, but funding shortfalls mean that many of them are not receiving basic services such as food, water and shelter. Uganda says it needs up to eight billion US dollars in the next four years to handle refugees. It hopes to raise part of this money during the Uganda refugees Solidarity Summit co-hosted with the UN in Kampala on June 22 and 23.
14:53
14:53

Zai Pits Could Be a Game Changer for Karamoja climate change 3 1

A number of agencies are saying the region needs some of the proven indigenous knowledge technologies to make a difference. One of the technologies is the Zai Pit farming system originally practiced in Mali. The technique involves digging a series of pits roughly 20-40cm across by 20cm deep during the dry season.
18:06
18:06

More Rain, High Tempratures Threaten Livelihoods in Karamoja, says Report rainstorm 3 1

According to the study, Karamoja region is receiving much more rain today than it used to in the past. While the amount of rainfall has increased, according to the report, the region has also had an increase in temperature because of climate Change.
16:11
16:11

FAO Says Food Insecurity Likely To Escalate food security 1

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future. The report by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says the ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity.
13:05
13:05

300 Arrested in Mbarara over Murder of WFP Official brutal attack

Uganda People\'s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers and Military Police have this morning cordoned off Mbarara Municipality and its outlets arresting a large number of people, in what the police call a continuous crack down on hard core criminals following the murder of the World Food Program (WFP) official on Monday morning.
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