KRSU Publication


March 2024
By: Chantelle Pattemore, Pius Sawa, Justin Yarga

To gauge understanding of how KRSU’s work benefits and is utilized in Karamoja, a rapid review was conducted in November and December 2023. The review involved face-to-face interviews with a number of the organization’s partners – including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, academics, and donors.

KRSU Publication


March 2023
By: Oliver V. Wasonga, Raphael Lotira

An effective early warning system (EWS) is a prerequisite for timely response to avert and mitigate the impacts of disasters that affect pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities. Whereas there exist various forms of EWS in Uganda, the main concerns have been whether the early warning information is timely, accurate, accessible, and elicits early action. These questions point at inefficiencies in the conventional EWS in the country and the importance of the indigenous early warning system (IEWS) used by rural communities. These indigenous systems are especially important where conventional early warning information is inaccessible or coarse and therefore not suitable for guiding location-specific decisions.

KRSU Publication

Financial Services in Karamoja A Rapid Review

July 2017

The review is an initial exploratory and rapid assessment of financial services in the region and was conducted over a short time frame. The aim to flag issues for more detailed analysis and follow up, rather than being a comprehensive study on financial services.

Supply Chain Assessment of Nutrition Commodities

December 2016
By: Leen Jille

The objectives of this study are to i) map the current (parallel) supply chains for nutrition commodities; ii) provide recommendations for a more harmonized, effective and efficient supply chain of nutrition commodities in Karamoja specifically; and iii) develop a national strategy for phased effective integration of nutrition commodities that have been managed separately from the mainstream supply chain.

Veterinary Services in Karamoja, Uganda: A Review

November 2016
By: Dawit Abebe

The KRSU has recently completed a comprehensive review of veterinary services in Karamoja. The review covers all aspects of public and private sector service delivery, and reports the persistent high impacts of livestock diseases on livelihoods. The review recommendations include the need for stronger coordination of veterinary projects and programs, better support to community-based systems, and improving linkages between private veterinary pharmacies and community-basd animal health workers.

Final Assessment Report on the Proposed Karamoja Region Skills Development Project

November 2016
By: Bachu Mubarak

The study aimed at exploring problems accelerating and limiting skills acquisition (BTVET Sector) for the youth in Karamoja region

Karamoja Strategic Resilience Assessment

August 2016
By: Mercy Corps

The Strategic Resilience Assessment demonstrates how individual, household, communities, governments and non-governmental actors can build resilience to shocks and stresses that threaten progress towards development goals.

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment

June 2016
By: World Food Programme

Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure.

Coverage assessment of supplementary feeding programmes to treat moderate acute malnutrition in Karamoja Region, Uganda

June 2016
By: Nikki Williamson, Catherine Shepperdley

In 2016, the World Food Programme (WFP) engaged ACF International to conduct an assessment of both supplementary feeding programme (SFP) for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and the outpatient feeding programme (OTP) for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Karamoja Livestock Market Assessment Report

January 2016
By: Kurt Rockeman

This report presents an analysis of livestock marketing in the Karamoja region of north-east Uganda. This assesment reviews the current status of livestock marketing and trade in Karamoja, including cross-border trade with Kenya and South Sudan. The assessment explains the economic logic of herd growth in Karamoja as a means to build household financial capital, and questions the notion of Karamojong herders as unresponsive to price and opportunity. The assessment reports a practice of 'trading up' in which bulls are fattened and exchanged for heifers, as well as a dynamic livestock market activity in Karamoja. Key constraints to livestock production are highlighted - weak veterinary services and problems with livestock water supply.

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment – Executive Summary

August 2015
By: World Food Programme

Food security and nutrition assessment for Karamoja region, July-August 2015

WFP and Unicef Karamoja Region Food Security and Nutrition Assessment – June 2015

June 2015
By: World Food Programme

Nearly half of households are currently food insecure with either borderline or poor Food Consumption Score, mainly due to the lean season that has seen a decline in food stocks at household level and contributed to food price rises (therefore reducing economic ability to purchase food). While food security status has marginally improved since June 2014, Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels have deteriorated and are at highest levels since 2010

A Comprehensive Assessment of WFP NUSAF2 Karamoja Region

November 2014
By: World Food Programme

The key objective of the assessment was a follow-up to the NUSAF2 assessment of 2013 in order to monitor outcomes on an annual basis

Rapid assessment for the prevention and control of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

September 2014
By: Dr Clarisse Ingabire

Assist the Veterinary Services of Uganda to assess FMD, and suggest enhancements to prevent further spread; examine and advise on strategic interventions to be implemented, and future coordination; develop a detailed short and medium term action plan for resource mobilization at national and regional levels.

WFP and Unicef Food Security and Nutrition Assessment – June 2014

June 2014
By: World Food Programme

Food security and nutrition assessment for the Karamoja region.

Impact Assessment Report for the Regional Initiative in Support of Pastoralists and Agro Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa (RISPA)

April 2014
By: Mike Wekesa, Omeno Suji

The report presents the relevance of the RISPA project to pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods in the HoA; its implementation performance; effectiveness in achieving expected results; efficiency; cross-cutting issues; impact; key issues/lessons learned from implementation and makes recommendations to be considered in future. The Project supported community action plans, government coordination structures and regional policies/ institutions in support of pastoral livelihoods in order to strengthen the resilience of agro-pastoral and pastoral communities and to diversify their livelihoods strategies and options.

FAO/GIEWS Livestock and Market Assessment Mission to Karamoja Region, Uganda

April 2014
By: Mario Zappacosta, Ian Robinson

Karamoja Food Security Assessment

March 2014
By: World Food Programme, Government of Uganda, Food and Agriculture Organization

February 2014 assessment of food security for the region. The main causes of current household food insecurity in Karamoja can be attributed to a combination of reduced access to food and insufficient food production (availability) across the region.

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Karamoja Region

January 2014
By: Dr. Henry Wamani

Animal Health Sector Assessment Report (Abim, Kaabong, and Kotido)

May 2013
By: Gratian Nareebah, Regina Akello, Juliet Aduto

The Animal Health sector assessment was conducted by the team of 3 members; Gratian, Juliet and Regina in Abim, Kotido, Kaabong and outside Karamoja in Lira, Soroti and Mbale to understand the systemic functionality; major players, development actors, support functions, loopholes and challenges, actor/agency relations, drug supply chain as well as the formal and informal rules governing the sector.

Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in the Karamoja Region

May 2013
By: Dr. Henry Wamani, Dr. Arthur Bagonza

Karamoja Cattle Market Assessment Report

March 2013
By: Sustainable Transformation in Agriculture and Nutrition (SUSTAIN) Project

Nutrition Surveillance Karamoja Region, Uganda Round 6, September 2011

September 2011
By: Action Against Hunger

The sixth round of nutrition surveillance in Karamoja region was conducted through August/September 2011 in collaboration with District Health Offices (DHOs). Data were collected from 15-19/08/2011 in south Karamoja (Nakapiripirit, Amudat and Moroto/Napak) and from 31/08/2011-5/09/2011 in North Karamoja (Abim, Kaabong and Abim).

KRSU Publication

Pastoralist Community Harmonization in the Karamoja Cluster: Taking it to the Next Level

February 2001
By: Larry Minear

The resulting review gives PCHI high marks for its work on both the animal health and conflict resolution fronts, and in developing synergies between them