Key Message Update

Printemps harvests improve food security in much of Haiti

July 2017

July - September 2017

Haiti July 2017 Food Security Projections for July to September

October 2017 - January 2018

Haiti July 2017 Food Security Projections for October to January

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.
Partners: 
MARNDR/CNSA

Key Messages

  • Food security improved throughout much of Haiti during the month of July, thanks to Printemps harvests occurring in most areas. Most of Haiti will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through January 2018, except for localities in certain communes will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2), which are still recovering from prior shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew.  

  • In July, harvests started improving food availability at the household and market level, resulting in price decreases for local products at the same time that prices for imported commodities remained relatively stable. Harvests of market-gardening and cash crops (notably coffee in mountainous areas) as well as land preparation for the Eté season are driving seasonal increases in labor demand and contributing to household income for agricultural laborers. 

  • Flooding in April/May, dry spells in May/June, and a reported late start of season in local areas has contributed to poor season progress in certain sections communales in Sud, Nippes, Nord, and Nord-est departments, where maize and beans crops have either been delayed or lost. 

About FEWS NET

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