Key Message Update

Household food access improves as food prices decrease following harvests

Mayo 2019

Mayo 2019

Map of Current food security outcomes, February 2019: Most of the country is in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) except for parts of Menabe and Atsimo Andrefana on the west coast and Atsimo Asinana on the east coast that are in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and the far sou

Junio - Septiembre 2019

Map of Current food security outcomes, February 2019: Most of the country is in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) except for parts of Menabe and Atsimo Andrefana on the west coast and Atsimo Asinana on the east coast the far south that are in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) a

CIF v3.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada
La manera de clasificación que utiliza FEWS NET es compatible con la CIF. Un análisisque es compatible con la CIF sigue los protocolos fundamentales de CIF pero nonecesariamente refleja el consenso de los socios nacionales en materia de seguridad alimentaria.

CIF v3.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada
La manera de clasificación que utiliza FEWS NET es compatible con la CIF. Un análisisque es compatible con la CIF sigue los protocolos fundamentales de CIF pero nonecesariamente refleja el consenso de los socios nacionales en materia de seguridad alimentaria.

CIF v3.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada
La manera de clasificación que utiliza FEWS NET es compatible con la CIF. Un análisisque es compatible con la CIF sigue los protocolos fundamentales de CIF pero nonecesariamente refleja el consenso de los socios nacionales en materia de seguridad alimentaria.
Para los países de Monitoreo Remoto, FEWS NET utiliza un contorno de color en el mapa CIF que representa la clasificación más alta de CIF en las áreas de preocupación.

CIF v3.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada
Para los países de Monitoreo Remoto, FEWS NET utiliza un contorno de color en el mapa CIF que representa la clasificación más alta de CIF en las áreas de preocupación.

Mensajes clave

  • Imported rice prices in April stabilized or decreased compared to March throughout Madagascar. Particularly in the South: Ampanihy, Betioky and Tulear II, local authorities have sold subsidized imported rice at 300 Ariary per cup since early May. This is 40 percent below the market price, which is 500 Ariary. Each household is able to purchase up to 10 cups (approximately 3kg), but unfortunately this only contributes to 2 percent of the average monthly food needs of a very poor or poor household.

  • The main rice harvest in underway and production is expected to be better than last year particularly in the Southwest and Southern Highlands of Madagascar due to favorable rainfall. Rice production in western Madagascar is expected to be similar to last year, despite local rainfall deficits, because rice fields benefitted from water from dams in northern regions where rainfall was near normal. Maize and pulse harvests are completed, and production is better than last year and near normal in the Southwest because of near normal rainfall. The wetness of the season also reduced the impacts of fall armyworm. Cassava and sweet potatoes are still growing, and production is expected to be near normal.

  • Cattle body conditions are good, and farmers are restoring their herds. Few livestock sales are reported due to the improvement of food availability – as a result, livestock prices are increasing. On average in April/May, a cow cost 750,000 MGA, a goat 100,000 MGA and a sheep 120,000 MGA. Those prices are around 50 percent higher than in early 2019 and 20 percent higher than in last quarter of 2018. Cattle are mainly eating sweet potato leaves and dried maize leaves as pasture starts to be dry.

  • Overall, poor and very poor households in Mahafaly Plain: Cassava, Goats and Cattle (MG 23) are experiencing  Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) acute food insecurity due to the harvests and the effects of humanitarian assistance from WFP and ASOTRY programming that covers more than 80 percent of households in their areas of intervention. Nevertheless, a minority is still adopting more drastic coping strategies such as migrating. Around 20 displaced households who left their villages during the 2018 drought period remain in the Chef-lieu of Ampanihy, though ground partners report that their numbers have decreased since January/February 2019. The men mainly worked as agricultural laborers while their women mainly sell cactus at 50 Ariary the pile of 5 pieces.

  • Households in Androy Semi-Arid Cassava, Maize and Livestock (MG 24) are in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) in May 2019, expect Beloha where the situation is worse following failed maize harvests due to FAW infestation. In the Southeast: coffee, litchis, cassava (MG 19), and in Rice and lima bean - Tulear II (MG20), the situation remains in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity. Other households throughout Madagascar are experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

About FEWS NET

La Red de Sistemas de Alerta Temprana contra la Hambruna es un proveedor de primera línea de alertas tempranas y análisis sobre la inseguridad alimentaria. Creada por la USAID en 1985 con el fin de ayudar a los responsables de tomar decisiones a prever crisis humanitarias, FEWS NET proporciona análisis asentados en evidencia sobre unos 35 países. Entre los integrantes del equipo ejecutor figuran la NASA, NOAA, USDA y el USGS, así como Chemonics International Inc. y Kimetrica. Lea más sobre nuestro trabajo.

  • USAID Logo
  • USGS Logo
  • USDA Logo
  • NASA Logo
  • NOAA Logo
  • Kilometra Logo
  • Chemonics Logo