"What to do about Karamoja?" Why Pastoralism is not the Problem but the Solution: A Food Security Analysis of Karamoja
The dominant perception of Karamoja within government, the civil service and among development partners is that the population of Karamoja is a) extremely poor, b) their livelihoods are very vulnerable to frequent droughts and c) pastoral livelihoods are not viable in the long term. This report presents empirical evidence that shows that these three perceptions are not true. The consequence of the fact that humanitarian and development aid policy and practice are being guided by fundamental misperceptions and misrepresentations of the truth will then be analysed.