Key Message Update

Recent harvests improve Household food consumption

November 2017

November 2017 - January 2018

February - May 2018

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
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

  • Initial results for 2017/2018 agricultural campaign indicate a production of 2,862,610 tons of cereal, which corresponds to a 3.2 percent increase compared to the 2,773,926 tons of the five years average. However, deficits have been observed in Wadi Fira (-27 percent), Kanem (- 27 percent), Bahr-el-Gazel (BEG) (-20 percent), Lac (-7 percent), Moyen-Chari (-5 percent), Batha (-5 percent) and Mandoul (-1 percent). 

  • Current good pastoral conditions will likely remain until February 2018 for water and March for pasture. The lack of rain in September has affected pastures in Wadi Fira, Ouaddaï, Batha, BEG, north of Lac, Nord-Guera and Nord-Kanem. Therefore, pastoral lean season is expected to start early affecting livestock body conditions as well as milk availability. 

  • Transplanting of Sorgho (Berbéré) continues in all the production areas, including Fitri an Bahr-Azoum. However, transplanted surfaces are estimated at 473,441 hectares, corresponding to a 5 percent increase compared to the five years average. This is due to flood crops losses. Expected harvests will likely contribute to improve food consumption.  

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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