Key Message Update

Above-average rains enhance crop performance, improving Season A harvest prospects

November 2014
2014-Q4-1-2-RW-en

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

  • Acute food insecurity remains Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in the Eastern Semi-Arid Agro-Pastoral, Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming, and Bugesera Cassava livelihood zones due to increased market dependence during the lean season, above-average food prices, and below-average wages.

  • Favorable rainfall performance since October has enhanced crop development across the country. Season A harvests are expected to begin normally in December/January and near-average national production is expected. 

  • Increased household access to food and income related to Season A harvests is expected to improve food security outcomes in January. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is expected country-wide from January to March 2015.

About FEWS NET

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