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Key Message Update

Average stock and price levels favor an average household access to staple foods

May 2016

May 2016

Guinea May 2016 Food Security Projections for May

June - September 2016

Guinea May 2016 Food Security Projections for June to September

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 2016/2017 agricultural campaign has started with a two week delay in the beginning of the rainy season in the Forestry Region compared to the same period last year. In this zone, the planting of rice, maize and groundnut began in the last two weeks of April in most locations. In other regions of the country, field preparation, as usual, has only partially started due to the irregularity of the rains.

  • Sufficient market supply and stable household food stocks until the beginning of June will favor good food availability in the country. In addition, the stability of staple food prices, notably local and imported rice (5000 to 5000 GNF/kg for local rice and 4000 to 4500 GNR/kg for imported rice) allows average household food access, which is maintaining them in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity until September.

  • The resurgence of Ebola in Koropara sub-prefecture of the N’Zérékoré Prefecture in March has been completely controlled with the implementation of stringent and effective measures by the government and its partners. It has not caused significant impacts on the socioeconomic life of the population. Liberia’s continued border closure with Guinea despite the control of the outbreak could have negative effects on traders and exporters.

  • The tendency of higher food prices and elevated consumption demands during Ramadan, which coincides with the beginning of the lean season this year, will negatively impact market access for poor households, which may limit their food diversity given the choice of less expensive foods.

     

    For more detailed analysis, see the Food Security Outlook for February to September 2016.

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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