•Food prices across the country have started decreasing but have yet to bring relief to market-dependent households. Persistent high food prices and below normal Vuli harvests in some of the bimodal and central marginal areas will likely lead to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity outcomes until Msimu harvests from unimodal areas start reaching markets in May.
•Rainfall in the central areas has started receding. Early cessation combined with moisture stress to maize crops due to the effects of the February dry spell in these central areas will likely result in reduced Msimu harvests.
•Livestock conditions across the pastoral and agro-pastoral areas are good and milk availability is providing cash and dietary diversity among livestock dependent households. This is attributed to pasture improvement and water point replenishment following rains in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, Tanga, Shinyanga and parts of Tabora. These conditions are expected to continue until June/July when pasture and water starts drying up.
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