Key Message Update

Depletion of stocks mark the beginning of the lean season

January 2019

January 2019

Parte del corredor seco está en fase 3 o en fase 2. La mayoría del país está en fase 1.

February - May 2019

Parte del corredor seco está en fase 3 o en fase 2. La mayoría del país está en fase 1.

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

  • The poorest households in the eastern and western dry corridor that lost their crops during the prolonged seasonal dry spell and whose main income comes from the coffee sector, are facing Stressed (Phase 2, CIF) food security. Some of these households that have exhausted their food reserves and depend on the market, have begun to use negative strategies to ensure a basic diet and are classified in Crisis (Phase 3, CIF).

  • The temporary increase in the demand for unskilled labor, the recent harvests of basic grains, and the subsequent stability of prices thanks to the increase in availability in the market, will allow the poorest households in the rest of the country to be classified in Minimal food insecurity (Phase 1, CIF).

  • The probability of the development of El Niño conditions for the March-April season could cause an irregularity in the rainfall and affect the start of the Primera sowings.

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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