The 11.4 million head of cattle counted in Uganda’s 2008
national livestock census are
not evenly distributed across the districts.
Kotido, Nakapiripirit, and Kaabong are the districts with
the highest cattle numbers followed by Kiboga, Moroto,
Kiruhura, Rakai, and Soroti Districts. Another 21 districts, shown in light tan
on this map have cattle numbers between 140,000 and
270,000, slightly above Uganda’s district average. Many of these districts are in Uganda’s ‘cattle corridor,’ an area
stretching from northeast (e.g., Kotido District), through
central (e.g., Nakasongola District) to southwest Uganda
(e.g., Rakai and Ntungamo Districts).