Key Message Update

Livestock and crops in favorable condition despite poor start to the rainy season

September 2015
2015-Q3-1-1-BF-en

IPC 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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

  • Household food security has improved since last month with harvests of seasonal products such as sorrel, bean, and baobab leaves, maize, early groundnuts, as well as green millet in certain areas. Subsidized cereal sales are also underway. 

  • Staple food prices, down 3 percent for maize and stable for sorghum and millet compared to the five-year average, are favorable for poor, market-dependent households. 

  • Following the pastoral lean season, regeneration and replenishment of food and water sources for livestock have significantly improved livestock body conditions. 

  • Humanitarian assistance programs in the northern agro-pastoral zone (communes of Nassoumbou, Koutougou, and Tin-Akoff) are continuing despite the ongoing political-military crisis and remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!). Unless the security situation deteriorates significantly, no impacts on food security are expected during the outlook period. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes are anticipated between October and December 2015. FEWS NET will continue to monitor the situation. 

    For more detailed analysis, see the July to December 2015 Food Security Outlook for Burkina Faso

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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