Alcohol in Karamoja

Alcohol in Karamoja Uganda: Observations and Remaining Questions

Research and observations in Karamoja have the past decade have made clear the prevalence of alcohol consumption by local residents. Traditional beverages brewed from maize, sorghum, or other grains have relatively low alcohol content and have long been a staple of social live. Once brewed for personal consumption or festive occasions, brewing of these traditional beverages has evolved gradually into a commercial enterprise dominated by women. This brief examines alcohol brewing and consumption from health and economic perspectives.