Early Warning per Region Regions
Early Warning for Regions
The entire country has been under a long dry season from December to February with occasional insignificant rains in some isolated areas in south western and along the fringes of Lake Victoria in late January, 2018.
Western & South Western: Annual crops are out of season in the regions. However, pasture conditions remain to be under watch in most districts and Land preparation is under way for March to May (MAM 2018) growing season.
Central I: Mixed pasture conditions ranging from “Watch” in districts of Rakai, Wakiso, Kampala, Masaka, Mpigi, Kalungu and Butambala to “Poor” in the districts of the central cattle corridor (Sembabule, Gomba, Lyantonde and Lwengo).
Central II: Under this region, Nakasongola, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi & Mubende are under “poor” pasture conditions with the remainder of the region being under “watch”.
East Central: Annual crops are currently out of season and districts of Namutumba, Namayingo, Iganga, Buyende, Busia and Luuka are under water stress due to dry weather.
Elgon, Lango, Teso, Karamoja & Acholi: Pasture conditions have deteriorated to “poor” levels because of the long dry season and the area is current-ly out of season for annual crops. Farming community in this area is expected to start land preparation for March to May (MAM) rainy season.
West Nile: Pasture conditions are “poor” in all districts due to the long dry season which spans from December to February. The region continues to receive refugees from South Sudan leading to a dramatic increase in population in districts of Yumbe, Adjumani, Moyo and Arua that has implications to food security and rampant destruction of environment.