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Minimal (IPC Phase1) expected through March due to average Season A production

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Rwanda
  • January 2015
Minimal (IPC Phase1) expected through March due to average Season A production

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Acute food insecurity is expected to remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1), from January to March. The improvement from Stressed (IPC Phase 2) among poor households in the East Congo Nile Highland Subsistence, Bugesera Cassava, and the East Agropastoral livelihood zones since December is due to increased household food supply from Season A harvests. Increased labor income from harvesting and storage in December and January, and from Season B land preparation, planting, and weeding, from February to March will enable poor households to meet essential food and non-food requirements.

    • However, food insecurity is likely to accentuate to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from April to June for poor households who depend on labor income in cassava-growing areas, particularly in Kaimonyi, Muhanga, and Ruhango districts, due to the impact of Cassava Brown Streak Disease which is expected to reduce cassava planting in the coming months. Poor households will face difficulty coping with reduced income, due to the cumulative effects of poor production during last year’s  Season B, limited household food stocks and labor opportunities, and above-average staple food prices through mid- December.  Current gains from Season A harvests are unlikely to sustain poor households in these areas into the minor lean season from April through June, when labor opportunities diminish.

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