Key Message Update

The harvest in Anglophone areas favors price stabilization

July 2019

July - September 2019

October 2019 - January 2020

IPC v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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

  • As the Far-North is currently in a typical lean, poor host household and IDPs are currently in Stressed (IPC Phase 2). This is the result of depletion of household food stocks and reliance on markets for food. Markets supply continues to be stable of staple foods (sorghum and maize) with prices 30 to 45 percent below last year and 25 to 35 percent below the five-year average.

  • The start of the rainy season at the end of May through June in the Far-North was marked by localized dry spells. However, since mid-July rainfall totals have been above average except for small deficits in the southern part of the region. As is normal, pastures are regenerating, and sorghum and maize crops are growing. In the North-West and South-West regions, where insecurity continues limiting household access to fields, since March rainfall has been favorable for crop development.

  • Compared to the last three months, urban market supply improved in July as the result of the bean, sweet potato, and fresh corn harvest in North-West and South-West; however, supply continues to be below average. Prices of these commodities have also remained stable for the last three months but remain above average. Insecurity and destruction of property continue to displace households and disrupt humanitarian assistance delivery to IDPs and host households in isolated areas. As a result, these areas are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

About FEWS NET

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