• Authored By: Sarah Ssewanyana and Ibrahim Kasirye
16 Jun 2020
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  • Published June 16, 2020

Food insecurity in Uganda: A dilemma to achieving the hunger Millennium Development Goal

The status of food security in Uganda is worrying. The share of Ugandans suffering from food insecurity measured in terms of caloric intake is alarmingly high with low rates of income poverty. Based on the 2005/06 Uganda National Household Survey data, the study provides insights into access to food at the household level. More importantly, the study shows that the average caloric intake stood at 1,970 calories per person per day, which is below the minimum caloric requirement of 2,200 calories.

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