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Food security improves with income from cane and coffee harvest

  • Key Message Update
  • Guatemala
  • November 2019
Food security improves with income from cane and coffee harvest

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The main agricultural sectors that generate casual labor have started the 2019/2020 harvest. Those who are engaged in cane harvest have moved to the Southern Coast, which is the main sugar production zone. While the poorest households have moved to the middle and lower areas of the country, as well as to Honduras and southern Mexico, where coffee harvest has already begun.

    • The prices of basic grains continue their expected decline, in response to the supply of fresh produce from the Primera harvest that began to flow in September. The price of white maize remains slightly above average, but will remain stable in the following months as Postrera production reaches the markets.

    • Most of the poorest households in the dry corridor that were facing Crisis (Phase 3, CIF) food insecurity will be able to improve access to food that will allow them to improve their situation and classify in Stress (Phase 2, CIF) until January. However, from February their situation will deteriorate rapidly, for some households the lean season will started early and they will fall into a Crisis situation (Phase 3, CIF) until May.

    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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