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An average to above-average grain harvest is underway in Tajikistan

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Tajikistan
  • August 2014
An average to above-average grain harvest is underway in Tajikistan

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • As of August 4, more than 620,000 metric tons (MT) of cereals have been harvested, including 537,000 MT wheat, similar to last year’s above-average harvest according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Additional harvested grain is expected as more areas report and the harvest in the highlands gets underway.

    • Wheat flour prices were stable across major markets in Tajikistan. Potato prices significantly decreased in many markets after the harvest started in Tajikistan over the two months, but potatoes remain more expensive than last year.

    • Availability of most sources of food and income remains normal to above-normal in Tajikistan. Food and income from the average to above-average grain harvest, imported food, agricultural labor opportunities during the harvest, casual work opportunities in the construction sector, and the inflow of remittances will likely maintain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity from now through December.


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