Research outputs

Understanding the Recent Food Price Trends in Uganda

Fact Sheet No. 4: The global food price crisis has worsened the food security situation for many developing countries especially those that are net food importers. High food prices are once again threatening to push millions of people into hunger around the world. 

The brief illustrates that increasing food prices in Uganda have had major effects of eroding people?s purchasing power especially among the low income groups. This has had significant implications for food security as people, especially the net buyers, afford less food.

The Ugandan case on internal imbalances in food distribution presupposes that barriers to free movement of food commodities such as import restrictions, trade bans and poor intra-regional infrastructure could hinder the flow of food commodities between surplus and deficit countries within the East African region. 

The Eastern Africa Food Prices Data Portal
The Portal is a web based information system for food and input prices of selected ASARECA member countries - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. It provides information on food production, trends in food and input prices and is developing a framework for forecasting future price changes in these countries.

It can be accessed at: http://www.eafpdp.org/ - See more at: http://www.asareca.org/content/online-tools

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