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Average Postrera harvests expected to improve food availability and income

  • Key Message Update
  • Guatemala
  • Novembre 2017
Average Postrera harvests expected to improve food availability and income

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  • Messages clé
    • As a result of slightly above-normal rainfall, average yields are expected from the Postrera season in arrive parts of the central region, western highlands, and the eastern region. Harvests are expected in February in Petén, parts of the north and parts of Izabal.

    • As grains from the recent harvest enter the markets, prices are expected to begin to follow normal seasonal trends by declining in parts of the northern transversal strip and south of Petén.

    • As of November, there is high demand for agricultural labor. These labor opportunities are providing income to the poorest households in areas across the country. The coffee harvest is expected to peak between December and January and the harvest will occur in late March. The harvest for basic grains will extend to January and bean crops will be harvested through December.

    • Some areas in the dry corridor will continue to be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) because many households have been unable to recover their livelihoods after five consecutive years of poor production and limited employment. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are expected in the rest of the country will until the lean season beings in March or April. Minimal outcomes are expected due to the average grain harvest, a gradual decrease in grain prices, and income generating activities available to households.

    This Key Message Update provides a high-level analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography. Learn more here.

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