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Key Message Update

Good rains improve pastoral conditions and help crop development

August 2018

August - September 2018

La bande pastorale est en phase 3, le reste du pays en phase 2 et 1.

October 2018 - January 2019

L'ensemble du pays est phase 1, à l'exception du Lac en phase 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

  • Early and above average rains favor the development of crops that are at an advanced phenological stage (flowering and spawning with early heading). Pasture regeneration and watering points have improved livestock conditions, but livestock prices remain too low for an improvement in the food security of pastoralist households which is still in crisis (IPC, Phase 3) until the end of August.

  • In September, pastoralists' food consumption in Kanem, Lac, Bahr El Gazel, Batha, Wadi Fira, North Hadjer Lamis and North Guera regions will improve due to good milk availability, green crops and wild vegetables. They will be in Stressed (IPC, Phase 2) food security. Households in other localities in Chad will remain in the Minimum Phase (IPC Phase 1).

  • With the exception of Lake Chad, cereals are available on the markets thanks to sufficient and regular supply levels which can satisfy household consumption demand until the October harvests. In the Lac region, recent attacks by Boko Haram continue to disrupt the well functioning of markets. Prices are generally below the five-year average because of low demand.

  • Local demand and livestock prices are up slightly thanks to Tabaski but remain below average. As for export demand, it remains below average affecting the terms of trade to the detriment of pastoralists, especially in Bahr El Gazel where cereal prices are highest in July.

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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