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Drought devastates crop gardens in Bugisu, Teso sub regions

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several crop gardens in various places in the country are drying up because of the prolonged drought raising fears of food shortage. The affected crops include beans, maize, millet and groundnuts among others. Some of the affected areas include Bulambuli in Bugisu sub-region, districts of …

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Food shortage hits 40,000 households in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Several families across Karamoja region are one the verge of starvation due to severe food shortage. Although this isn’t the first time the region is experiencing food shortage, the current situation is worse owing to last year’s floods and the nationwide lockdown to contain the …

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Soroti residents resort to fishing citing food shortage

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several families in Soroti district have resorted to fishing in swamps citing food shortage. The residents trek long distances with their children to swamps for fishing. Although group fishing is common in Teso during the dry season, some residents interviewed by URN said they are …

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World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO

Paris, France | AFP | The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains. Panic buying by …

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