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Staple food prices remain above average in most markets

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Burundi
  • December 2014
Staple food prices remain above average in most markets

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • In November, prices of cassava flour, sweet potato, and white maize, the main staples, remained between 14 and 38 percent higher than the five-year average across most markets. However, they were generally stable compared to October and last year. 

    • January Season A production is expected to be near normal. Labor opportunities and wages are following normal trends, mostly involving harvest and post-harvest handling through February. Bean harvests will begin in January and dry harvests of maize will to be carried out in January/February.  Households will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity from January to March.


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