Food insecurity and agricultural rehabilitation in postconflict Northern Uganda

Winnie Wangari Wairimu*

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    This chapter analyses efforts to address food security and recovery in post- confl ict northern Uganda. This is achieved by exploring how local government actors, humanitarians and local communities try to build on recovery interventions and agricultural rehabilitation programming, and the consequences of their efforts for the food security of the local community. Its major focus is the shift from temporary relief to recovery (i.e., production, infrastructure and restarting basic services) amidst several challenges. The chapter shows that a convergence of multiple humanitarian aims, national development policies, and donor priorities presents a muddle that does not refl ect the farmers' own recovery processes and the constraints they face in bringing land back into cultivation in general. The role of sitting allowances is analysed as a way to create a modestly enabling environment combining and adapting these various norms to the local context.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Challenges to Food Security
    Subtitle of host publicationFrom Climate Change to Fragile States
    EditorsI. Cristoplos, A. Pain
    PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781136777677
    ISBN (Print)9780415822558
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2014

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