Key Message Update

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels of acute food insecurity in parts of the center and north

May 2019

May 2019

Carte des Résultats estimés les plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, février à mai2019: La plupart du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) sauf que partis de Gao et Mopti qui sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC)

June - September 2019

Carte des Résultats estimés les plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, juin à septembre 2019: La plupart du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) sauf que partis de Gao et Mopti qui sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC) et Stress (Phase 2! de l'IPC)

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
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

  • A normal start to the agricultural season occurred thanks to the start of rains in agricultural areas of the south of the country. Off-season crops are developing normally overall. Ongoing agricultural activities are providing average incomes and food opportunities for poor households.

  • The supply of cereals to the markets remains generally sufficient despite some flow disruptions in some markets in the center and north of the country due to insecurity. Prices are stable compared to last month and price levels are close to or slightly higher than the five-year average, which supports average household access to food.

  • The ongoing pastoral lean season going normally thanks to the average availability of pastureland and average water points in the areas where dry season concentration usually occurs. However, areas where it is difficult to access pastureland in pastoral areas in the North negatively affect livestock production and consequently pastoral incomes.

  • The lean season started early for poor households in the rice growing areas of the Niger Delta and in the Timbuktu River Valley in Gao due to declining incomes and production and has led households to resort to atypical coping strategies; which places them in Stressed! (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity with the addition of humanitarian assistance, which helps them avoid Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from June to September 2019.

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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