Uganda

Country Profile
Uganda
Population
32
Million
GDP Growth
5.8
Percent
GDP grew 5.8% in 2010
Poverty
1.25
$ per day
On average, Ugandans live on less than $1.25 a day
Labor
70
percent
Agriculture employs 70% of the labor force; accounts for almost 20% of GDP
Stunting
38
Percent
38% of children under 5 suffer from stunting
Uganda has the second highest growth rate in the world

Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with sustained growth averaging 7.8 percent since 2000. Coupled with 2.9 percent growth in agriculture, Uganda is on target to meet the first Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty and hunger by 2015. Despite these recent gains, Uganda still suffers from the hardships of widespread poverty.

Undernutrition is widespread in Uganda, with 38 percent of children chronically undernourished or stunted. This affects all economic groups, with 44 percent stunting in the middle wealth quintile, 43 percent in the lowest quintile, and 25 percent in the highest quintile. Part of Uganda’s southwest, known as the country’s

Over the next five years in Uganda, Feed the Future aims to help an estimated 709,000 vulnerable Ugandan women, children and family members—mostly smallholder farmers—escape hunger and poverty. More than 450,000 children will be reached with services to improve their nutrition and prevent stunting and child mortality. Significant numbers of additional rural populations will achieve improved income and nutritional status from strategic policy engagement and institutional investments.

To meet its objectives, Feed the Future Uganda is making core investments in three key areas: 

1. Nutrition

  • Essential nutrition actions at health