In 2010 and 2011, parts of Uganda experienced rainfall deficits, affecting the country in agricultural, hydrological, and socioeconomic terms. Rainfall deficits did not occur across the entire country, and the level of deficiency varied in different locations. Uganda was not as seriously affected in comparison to other countries in the Great Horn of Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia), but prolonged periods of rainfall deficiency negatively impacted various sectors of the country’s economy and society, particularly the agricultural and energy sectors. Food shortages, increase in food prices, and energy deficits also occurred.
This assessment covers the losses and damage caused by the rainfall deficits. A section of the assessment presents the priority areas and needs for recovery and reconstruction. The final section of the assessment covers the proposed steps necessary for short-, medium-, and long-term disaster risk management.