Remote Monitoring Report

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes continue in key cassava-growing areas

November 2015
2015-Q4-1-1-RW-en

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Land preparation and planting for Season A crops has increased income-earning opportunities for poor households in Bugesera Cassava, Central Plateau Cassava and Coffee, and the Eastern Semi-Arid Agropastoral livelihood zones. Poor households will remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through the end of the lean season, but improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) at the beginning of the green harvest in late December. 

  • Crop losses persist in the Bugesera Cassava and East Congo Nile Highland livelihood zones due to infestations of Cassava Mosaic Virus (CMV) and Cassava Brown Streak Virus (CBSV). Additionally, yields have been low due to the reduced availability of clean cuttings for planting, given below average Season B production. Crop losses have resulted in reduced labor opportunities, reducing purchasing capacities of poor households. As a result, poor households dependent on cassava will remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through 2015. 

  • Tensions and violence continue in Burundi, resulting in additional displacements to Rwanda. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are 71,768 Burundi refugees in Rwanda, as of November 25. This is an increase of approximately 2,000 from October. Many refugees are hosted by poor households in districts adjacent the border and in Kigali, reducing food stocks and increasing competition for labor opportunities in these areas.

    For more detailed analysis, see the Remote Monitoring Update for October.

About Remote Monitoring

In remote monitoring, a coordinator typically works from a nearby regional office. Relying on partners for data, the coordinator uses scenario development to conduct analysis and produce monthly reports. As less data may be available, remote monitoring reports may have less detail than those from countries with FEWS NET offices. Learn more about our work here.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 28 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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