Key Message Update

Extended canícula could affect subsistence crops in dry Corridor areas

July 2018

July - September 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

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

  • In low rainfall areas of the dry corridor, the seasonal dry spell began at the end of June, registering more than fifteen days without rain to date. The crops in full development of the fruit have started showing signs of water stress and wilt in specific areas, which could cause food security problems, whose magnitude and intensity is not yet possible to estimate.

  • Although the prices of corn and beans will begin to decrease as the Primera harvest reaches the markets, the purchasing power of those households dependent on the sale of coffee may be affected due to the low sale prices.

  • According to the climate projections, a second rainy season is expected within the normal ranges for the coming months, with a possible early termination - in mid-October -, so the Postrera harvest could be below average, if there is a late sowing.

  • Survivors of the Fuego volcano eruption are receiving humanitarian assistance in transitional shelters. Households in neighboring communities have food access and availability problems due to the lahars that descend from the volcano, as well as crop and sources of work losses. However, they are being assisted with food stamps for three months, leading to minimum food insecurity.

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 34 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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