New weather pattern threatens food security in the Karamoja sub region.

By Samuel Ssebuliba

A new study carried out by the government of Uganda and its partners has revealed a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja sub region.

According to the study, average monthly rainfall in the region increased over the last 35 years around March but varied in volumes which undermine agricultural production.

The Minister for Water and Environment, Sam Cheptoris, says these are significant findings that threaten any hope for Uganda achieving its Vision 2040.

According to El Khidir Daloum the Country Director World Food Program says Karamoja’s population is heavily dependent on rain-fed agriculture, which is highly vulnerable to climate change.

Sponsored by the Swedish Government, the study ‘Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security and Livelihoods in Karamoja’ was carried out in 2016 by the Ministry of Water and Environment on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.

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