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Presence Country
Key Message Update

The impacts of the fodder deficit on livelihoods reached their peak in May 2018

May 2018

May 2018

La majorité du pays est en phase 1, à l'exception de la bande pastorale qui est en phase 2 et la région de Diffa en phase 3.

June - September 2018

La majorité du pays est en phase 1, à l'exception d'une partie de la bande pastorale qui est en phase 2 et la région de Diffa en phase 3.

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 pastoral situation has sharply deteriorated due to fodder deficit. The decrease of animal prices due to bad livestock body condition and to the decrease in exports has led to an increase in the amount of sold animals and a reduction of the livestock capital of poor households.

  • Agricultural labor for land preparation and seasonal migration are providing regular income for rural households. Usual strategies, including sales of wood, straw and small livestock and petty trade provide with additional income. Most poor rural agricultural and agropastoral households can satisfy their basic needs and will remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity between May and September 2018. 

  • The increase of demand following the depletion of farmers’ stocks, the demand related to Ramadan and the needs for stock replenishing from pastors returning from transhumance are generating pressure on prices of staple food. Despite a regular supply, prices remain generally above average. 

  • In Diffa region, the conflict is disrupting livelihoods and trade flows. It is estimated that 252,305 people (OCHA, November 2017) are currently displaced. Security issues keep normal activities from taking place, like livestock sales, pepper growing and temporary migration. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes will remain until at least September 2018, with areas inaccessible to humanitarian assistance being the most affected. 

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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