Key Message Update

Poor spring harvests and an indecisive start to the summer campaign

July 2019

July - September 2019

La plupart du pays est en phase 2, à l'exception de certaines poches en phase 1 et 3.

October 2019 - January 2020

La plupart du pays est en phase 2, à l'exception de certaines poches en phase 1 et 3.

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

  • Below average precipitation is observed in July, except in Centre, Nord, Nord-Est and Artibonite. Spring crops sown in March and early April produced more or less satisfactory results. Nevertheless, the plots planted in April and May did not yield the expected results, which causes difficulties for the summer campaign.

  • Activities for the summer campaign have started, with a relative increase in demand for labor, mitigated by the difficulties of some farmers to start the summer season. The poorest therefore continue to rely on non-farm income sources and, in some cases, negative coping strategies to meet their needs.

  • Despite a seasonal decline, prices of some local agricultural products (maize, beans) and imported products, including rice, are above last year's and their five-year average. The price of imported rice in June increased by about 9% compared with that in May.

  • Livelihoods remain disrupted. The poorest therefore continue to resort to negative coping strategies to meet their food needs. Most regions are in Crisis (IPC, Phase 3), or in Stress (IPC, Phase 2) food insecurity. However, part of the country is not facing food insecurity.

About FEWS NET

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