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Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes continue in key cassava-growing areas

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Rwanda
  • November 2015
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes continue in key cassava-growing areas

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Land preparation and planting for Season A crops has increased income-earning opportunities for poor households in Bugesera Cassava, Central Plateau Cassava and Coffee, and the Eastern Semi-Arid Agropastoral livelihood zones. Poor households will remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through the end of the lean season, but improve to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) at the beginning of the green harvest in late December. 

    • Crop losses persist in the Bugesera Cassava and East Congo Nile Highland livelihood zones due to infestations of Cassava Mosaic Virus (CMV) and Cassava Brown Streak Virus (CBSV). Additionally, yields have been low due to the reduced availability of clean cuttings for planting, given below average Season B production. Crop losses have resulted in reduced labor opportunities, reducing purchasing capacities of poor households. As a result, poor households dependent on cassava will remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through 2015. 

    • Tensions and violence continue in Burundi, resulting in additional displacements to Rwanda. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are 71,768 Burundi refugees in Rwanda, as of November 25. This is an increase of approximately 2,000 from October. Many refugees are hosted by poor households in districts adjacent the border and in Kigali, reducing food stocks and increasing competition for labor opportunities in these areas.

      For more detailed analysis, see the Remote Monitoring Update for October.

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