The foods crisis in Kitgum has forced residents to look for food in Southern Sudan.
Kitgum district that has over the years supplied food to southern Sudan, experienced drought in the first season, which greatly affected crop yields.
The food shortage is partly blamed on the massive sale of food by Ugandans to South Sudan.
Christine Aciro, a resident of Agoro Sub County says that she lost her maize and sorghum gardens in the last season. Aciro says that she now buys food cheaply for her family in markets in Southern Sudan.
Aciro says she bought five sacks of maize from Teretenye, in southern Sudan at 30 pounds per kilogram, which her family has been living on.
She is however worried about next year, because the second season rains are erratic.
Valeriano Ocaya, a business man in Kitgum town says he hopes to take advantage of the cheap food in South Sudan, to stock food for his family.
Ocaya says maize in Lubone in South Sudan is sold at 250 Uganda shillings, compared to 700 shillings in Kitgum.
He believes that the low food price has greatly helped those at the border between Uganda, and Sudan.
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Ocaya reveals that in May and July people took advantage and bought maize that was being sold cheaply in Sudan.
He says the Maize was sold at Teretenye and Ikotos, at 30 pounds, an equivalent of 420 Uganda shillings.
Grace Amito is doing business in Lubone. Amito says she has been making occasional purchases of food for her family in Kitgum since August.
She reveals that a kilogram of maize grains go for 200 shillings, and a kilogram of beans is sold at 1000 shillings. The minimum for a kilogram of beans is 1500 shillings.