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WFP Sponsored Warehouse Brings Hopes of Prosperity

Just Harvested Sorghum in Uganda
Just Harvested Sorghum in Uganda

Uganda has embarked on a development agenda over the past two decades, with generally positive consequences on welfare and hunger.

Uganda’s proportion of poor people continues to decline but the country still ranked 161 out of 187 countries on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index, with half the population living below the international poverty line. In the Karamoja region, over 34 percent of young children are stunted, nearly 23 percent are underweight, and about nine percent are wasted. Although food availability is not a major problem for Uganda as a whole, access to food and utilization of it are inadequate in many locations.

In February 2012, smallholder farmers in the Kapchorwa area of Uganda welcomed the establishment of a WFP-sponsored grain warehouse. “This is an important day for farmers, many of whom function at subsistence levels due to a lack of infrastructure and poor access to markets," said United States ambassador to Uganda, Jerry Lanier. "This warehouse and the concepts that manage it will help them get more of their products into better markets for a better price.” The Kapchorwa warehouse is a major step in improving the handling of grain that supplies WFP School Meals programs in Uganda.



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