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Ongoing harvest improved by October and November rainfall

  • Key Message Update
  • Haiti
  • November 2018
Ongoing harvest improved by October and November rainfall

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Rainfall has improved with the exception of the Nippes and in the Nord-Ouest department. This positively impacts crop development, with the exception in the Nord-Est, where excess humidity compromises bean and rice harvests. In addition to the summer and fall harvest, plowing activities are launched for the winter season. In rice-growing areas, harvests continue in parallel with the transplanting activities. In the Centre, peanuts and pigeon peas have been harvested since October.

    • Demand for agricultural workers is low, and most very poor households engage in subsistence activities, such as petty trade and charcoal sales. Along the border, migration continues to be an alternative given the country's deteriorating socio-economic conditions.

    • Between September and October, prices of imported rice and local maize increased slightly (1 and 3 percent respectively), while black beans prices fell by 1 percent. Nevertheless, prices for all three crops remain above the five-year average, limiting food access for the poorest households.

    • Most regions are expected to face Minimum (IPC, Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC, Phase 2) food security outcomes. A limited number of households in drought-affected areas in the Nord-Est, who are still struggling to recover, or who live in highly vulnerable localities in the Haut-Plateau, Nippes and Nord-Ouest will face Crisis (IPC, Phase 3) food security outcomes.

    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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