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Below-normal rainfall observed in the southern and central areas

  • Food Security Outlook Update
  • Mozambique
  • December 2014
Below-normal rainfall observed in the southern and central areas

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The majority of households continue to experience Minimal food insecurity outcomes. Currently, food availability and access remain adequate because households are still relying mostly on food from their own production and their typical livelihood strategies. Overall, as discussed in the October Outlook  the projected food security outcomes will be favorable from January to March. 

    • Prices for maize, the main staple, started to increase seasonably in November, and they continue to be near or below the five-year average and previous year’s prices. Stable prices will continue to facilitate staple food access for the majority of poor households.

    • The month of November is normally when most areas experience significant rains. However, below-normal rains have been observed in most parts of the southern and central regions, delaying planting until early November and affecting vegetation conditions.  In the northern region the rains usually do not start until mid-December. Rainfall over the past few days has improved conditions in some areas, but seasonal progress will need to be monitored closely over the next few weeks.  


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    This Food Security Outlook Update provides an 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 over the next six months. Learn more here.

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