The resumption of economic activities from 2021 and the full lifting of COVID-19 restrictions from the beginning of January 2022 enabled dairy products and alternatives to return to pre-pandemic growth levels in 2022. Nonetheless, economic pressures stemming from the pandemic as well as rising unit prices due to the war in Ukraine saw households continue to favour cheaper products and brands, or alternatives such home-made baby food and milk from informal channels.
After some panic buying between March and April 2020 which led to a spike in dairy products and alternatives, there was a slight decline in demand as consumers were forced to reduce their spending due to economic pressures. The closure of schools also negatively impacted the nutrition intake of some pupils from vulnerable households.
Local consumers typically consume three main meals a day, with these consisting of breakfast, lunch and supper. Lunch is often the main meal of the day in Uganda.
Consumer diets in Uganda vary by income group and reflect a person’s ability to afford food. Some 35% of the population lived below the international poverty line of USD3.
The distribution of dairy products and alternatives is already fairly well established, particularly in urban areas. Urban road infrastructure continues to see heavy investment, with new roads being constructed and old roads repaired.
COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on everyone in Uganda but devastated those working in the informal sector. The informal sector, which is comprised of boda bodas (commercial bikes), small retail businesses such as kiosks, street vendors and open markets, among other businesses, was hard hit by the forced closure of these businesses due to COVID-19.
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