Key Message Update

Household food access is average due to average to above-average harvests

November 2020

November 2020 - January 2021

February - May 2021

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • The average to above average harvests registered among 85.5 percent of households favor average food availability of cereals during the 2020/21 consumption year, despite the pockets of deficit of about 17 percent linked to the floods in the Gao rice growing areas. Production deficits are also recorded in the areas of Mopti and Timbuktu due to flooding and also related to insecurity in the region of Mopti.

  • Access to food is average thanks to the availability of own production and the prices of cereals similar or lower than the average. The average to above average availability of animal products and the improvement in the terms of trade for livestock / cereals are favorable to average access for pastoralists. As a result, the majority of households are in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.

  • The persistence of insecurity in the northern and central regions and the north of Ségou and the negative impacts of COVID-19 in urban centers continue to disrupt socio-economic activities in the areas concerned. The resulting degradation of livelihoods affects the ability of poor households to adequately meet their food and non-food needs.

  • Stress (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity persists in the Liptako Gourma area, especially among poor displaced households and in some areas in the north of the country thanks to the availability of the own harvest, the drop in cereal prices and the improvement of the terms of trade that will continue until May, after which time humanitarian assistance remains necessary to avoid a degradation to worse phases.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
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Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics