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Sierra Leona

Remotely monitored country
Sierra Leona
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Presence Reporting
Description

As of June 2017, FEWS NET ended its presence in Sierra Leone and is no longer preparing regular food security reports. Currently, FEWS NET analysts monitor the food security situation in Sierra Leone and will draft special reports as needed to provide early warning or in-depth analysis of food insecurity drivers.

Key Message Update
April 2017
Food security expected to deteriorate to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) in Kailahun during the lean season
  • According to the short-term forecast, portions of Sierra Leone are expected to receive increased rainfall in the coming weeks for the start of the upcoming growing season. Normal levels of food availability and access continue to allow most households in the country to maintain and to access food regularly. Additionally, with normal income levels through hired labor for the rehabilitation of cocoa and coffee plantations, acute food insecurity will remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) in most districts through September 2017.

  • Normal market functioning and  trade flows continue across the country with the availability of off season harvests. Market stock levels of both imported and local food commodities continue at typical levels, with the exception of local rice stocks, which are lower than usual due to last season’s below-average upland production. Prices of food commodities remain stable since March 2017 hence allowing normal access to food.

  • Between June and September, acute food insecurity in Kailahun district is expected to deteriorate to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) during the lean season. These outcomes are expected due to poor road networks and the expected increase in the price of petrol, which will most likely affect access and availability of food for most poor households in the district.  

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Food Security
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Agroclimatology
Global Weather Hazards Flooding spreads into southeastern Africa, while parts of southern Africa remain abnormally dry Global February 2023
Global Weather Hazards Southern Africa experiences flooding, while abnormal dryness continues in Eastern Africa Global February 2023
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Markets & Trade
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Seasonal Calendar Seasonal Calendar
Description

The Seasonal Calendar shows the annual and cyclical patterns of key food and income sources in a country throughout the typical year.

Sierra Leone Seasonal Calendar
Production and Trade Flow Maps Production and Trade Flow Maps
FEWS NET captures the market networks for a product in a given country or region, including their catchments and trade flow patterns.
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USGS-provided data and imagery supports FEWS NET's monitoring efforts of weather and climate throughout the world.

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Livelihood Zone Resources Livelihood Zone Resources
Sierra Leone Livelihood Baseline Profiles, March 2017 Sierra Leone Livelihood Zone Descriptions, October 2016 Sierra Leone Livelihoods Zoning "Plus," January 2011 Sierra Leone Livelihood Zone Map, October 2016
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