Key Message Update

Abundant but irregular rainfall allows sowing of Primera crops

May 2019

May 2019

El corredor seco está en fase 2 y 3, el resto del país en fase 1.

June - September 2019

El corredor seco está en fase 2 y 3, el resto del país en fase 1.

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

  • In the midst of the lean season, the poorest households in the Dry Corridor affected by the extended canícula of 2018 have intensified the use of negative coping strategies to generate income that allows them to buy maize and beans. After months of relying on the market to access food, and without new options for income generation, these households face a situation of food insecurity in Crisis (Phase 3, CIF).

  • After the last harvest of basic grains from the Northern region that flowed in the markets until April, the prices of maize have increased according to their seasonal behavior. However, they remain 7% above the five-year average, making food access difficult for families who are depending on the market.

  • Although El Niño conditions are forecast up to January 2020, rains with irregular distribution in time and space during May have been observed with accumulations above the average, allowing the establishment of plantings in almost the entire country. However, the increase in temperature favors evapotranspiration, and could affect the soil in arid areas.

About FEWS NET

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