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Printemps harvests improve food security in much of Haiti

  • Key Message Update
  • Haiti
  • July 2017
Printemps harvests improve food security in much of Haiti

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    Key Messages
    • Food security improved throughout much of Haiti during the month of July, thanks to Printemps harvests occurring in most areas. Most of Haiti will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through January 2018, except for localities in certain communes will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2), which are still recovering from prior shocks, such as Hurricane Matthew.  

    • In July, harvests started improving food availability at the household and market level, resulting in price decreases for local products at the same time that prices for imported commodities remained relatively stable. Harvests of market-gardening and cash crops (notably coffee in mountainous areas) as well as land preparation for the Eté season are driving seasonal increases in labor demand and contributing to household income for agricultural laborers. 

    • Flooding in April/May, dry spells in May/June, and a reported late start of season in local areas has contributed to poor season progress in certain sections communales in Sud, Nippes, Nord, and Nord-est departments, where maize and beans crops have either been delayed or lost. 

    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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