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Uganda: Food crisis feared as subsistence farmers sell produce

KAMPALA: Food shortages in parts of Uganda are approaching crisis-level after subsistence farmers sold their produce for cash, officials said on 18 June 2009.
The government has made immediate food relief distributions in the most affected areas.

"We are still assessing the situation, but initial indications point to an acute food shortage and [the] government has resorted to immediate food relief distribution, earmarking 10 billion shillings [US$5 million] to purchase food for those areas that are in bad shape,” Tarsis Kabwegyere, the disaster preparedness minister, said.

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