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Official release of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Analysis results in Uganda


The results of the IPC-Chronic Analysis conducted in Uganda last year from December 2014 to February 2015 have been officially released. The analysis workshop was attended by 47 participants: 29 from Local District Governments, representing all regions of Uganda, and 18 IPC Technical Working Group (IPC TWG) members.

The approach drew together all available food security information from reliable data sources. The chronic food insecurity classification was based on convergence of evidence of current and previous information related to a 10-year period (2005-2015), culminated in a meta-analysis of the overall food security situation.


The IPC Chonic Food Insecurity Analysis results are valid for 3 to 5 years, from 2015 to 2018/2020. 

The peer review and quality assurance done by the IPC TWG and the IPC Global Support Unit has also been accomplished in 2 months following the analysis.

The main issues faced during the analysis were: the lack of adequate data to cover the 10-year period and the inconsistency of data collected year after year using different indicators,  methodologies, and data sources.

Results and IPC-Acute and IPC-Chronic Analyses Cross-check
The country was mainly classified as Level 3 - Moderate Chronic Food Insecurity (CFI), with the exception of Karamoja and the Central Region which were classified as Level 4 (Severe CFI) and Level 2 (Mild CFI) respectively. Over 30% of the total population of Uganda faces chronic food insecurity.

A cross-check of Chronic and Acute analysis results shows that the population in Karamoja has been consuming persistently a diet lacking in quality and quantity. Indeed, Karamoja has repeatedly been classified as Phase 2 of the IPC-Acute Analysis (Stressed). For instance, the IPC-Acute Analysis held in September 2014 indicated that 48% of the population in Karamoja was in phase 2 (Stressed), while 12% was in Phase 3 (Crisis). The indices and indicators used to undertake the Acute analysis reflect inadequate food and a persistent inability to meet minimum micro and macro nutrient requirements due to frequent recurrence of acute malnutrition over a number of years, that has resulted into stunting.

East & Central Africa Uganda
Publication date
Mar 2016
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD