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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Agropastoral conditions are improving in the southeast but are still mediocre in the rest of the country

July 2018

July - September 2018

Carte des résultats actuels de la sécurité alimentaire en juin 2018: Toute le nord du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC), le sud-est et centre-nord sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC) et la moitie de la zone agropastoral est en Crise (Phase 3  de l'IPC)

October 2018 - January 2019

Carte des résultats actuels de la sécurité alimentaire en juin 2018: Toute le nord du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC), le sud-est et sud-oueast sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC) et l'ouest de la zone agropastoral est en Crise (Phase 3  de l'IPC)

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

  • Despite a normal start to season, cumulative seasonal rainfall totals according to the national office of meteorology indicate seasonal rainfall deficits in a large part of Brakna and in central and southern Trarza in the west of the agropastoral zone. The rest of the country is experiencing good agropastoral conditions due to rainfall totals near normal or above normal.

  • In most of the country, food markets are still well stocked with imported staple foods (rice, wheat, sugar, tea, etc.). The increase in their prices, since May, seems to be stabilizing but prices are still generally above 2017 prices and are above the five-year average. 

  • The improvement of pastoral conditions in the east of the country, particularly in the pastoral and livestock trading zone, has reduced the demand for livestock feed and has increased livestock prices that may continue to increase since there are no expected long pauses in rainfall that would affect pasturelands.

  • Incomes from agricultural labor, improvement in agropastoral conditions, good availability of food and the impact of assistance programs in progress, have placed most of the zones that were experiencing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity. Only the areas affected by prolonged food and livelihoods protection deficits (moughataa of Magta Lahjar, Monguel, Moujeria) where agricultural exploitation will only begin in October, like the center of the Senegal River Valley, will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) until February/March 2019.

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