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Maize prices decrease following the start of the harvests

  • Key Message Update
  • Mozambique
  • May 2015
Maize prices decrease following the start of the harvests

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Food security outcomes included in the April to September 2015 Outlook are still valid and no significant changes are projected. While the seasonal harvests continues, the majority of rural households are able to meet their basic food needs and can afford non-food expenditures. These households are accessing food from their own production, and from market purchases through employment of their typical livelihood strategies. Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes (IPC Phase 1) are projected throughout the country until September. 

    • As maize grain from the 2014/15 harvest enters the marketing system, prices will continue to decrease in some areas, and will begin to decrease in other areas. These price trends are expected through June, while in July and August prices are expected to increase according to typical seasonal trends. Currently maize prices are generally stable. Typical maize trade flows from the central region into the southern deficit areas are expected during the outlook period.

       

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