Key Message Update

Ongoing agricultural activities forecast a good printemps campaign

May 2018

May 2018

Phase 1 et 2 dans presque tout le pays, sauf dans le Nord-Est et le Haut Plateau en phase 3.

June - September 2018

L'ensemble du pays en phases 1 et 2.

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 rainy season started in April or May in most regions. Cumulative precipitations are close to average and soil moisture is enough for germination and growth of crops. Land has already been prepared, and farmers can proceed to planting, including in low Nord-Ouest, high Artibonite and in the Nippes, that was subject to dry spells until the beginning of April.

  • Income sources for poorest households are recovering their usual level. These income sources are diverse and currently include agricultural labor locally and in the Dominican Republic, remittances from the diaspora and petty trade.

  • Markets are mostly supplied with imported goods. Prices are high and could increase due to the announced adjustment in fuel prices and exchanged rate depreciation. 

  • Certain communes of the Nord-Est and Haut-Plateau remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), the rest of the country being in Minimal or Stress (IPC Phases 1 and 2). If the current campaign is successful, improving food availability and access, areas in crisis or stress could change phase.

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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