Mali flag

Presence Country
Key Message Update

Prospects for average to above-average food availability thanks to ongoing harvests

October 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

Carte de la situation de securite alimentaire: toute le pays est en Phase Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) entre octobre 2018 et janvier 2019

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 progress of the current agricultural season is average to above-average overall despite localized pockets of poor production due to crop loss from flooding and reduction in area planted. The harvests (October to January) that are just starting, will improve household availability and access to food.

  • The overall above-average production of plant biomass and good breeding conditions bode well for average to above-average prospects for livestock feeding in the country. The expected improvements in body condition and livestock production will improve the quality of pastoralists' diets and incomes.

  • Household access to food is steadily improving as a result of ongoing harvests and the expected continued seasonal decline in cereal prices, which will be at levels close to or slightly above average as the harvest continues. The resulting improvement in the terms of trade for livestock/cereals will improve market access for pastoralist households.

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) levels of food insecurity are expected to improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) from October to January due to improved household access to food from ongoing harvests and lower prices of staple foods in markets. However, poor households who lost livelihoods assets from flooding may be unable to meet their food and non-food needs and will experience Stressed (IPC Phase 2) as early as January 2019.

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.

USAID logoUSGS logoUSDA logo
NASA logoNOAA logoKimetrica logoChemonics logo