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Near-average harvests are resulting in normal food security across the country

  • Key Message Update
  • Burkina Faso
  • December 2015
Near-average harvests are resulting in normal food security across the country

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Newly harvested crops, which are estimated to be at near-average levels nationally, have reconstituted household stocks and are allowing most households to access two to three meals per day. As a result, demand for staple cereals on markets is low and prices are similar to the five-year average. 

    • In the major agropastoral areas, livestock are showing good body conditions due to the good availability of water and forage, especially from crop residues. Coupled with increases in demand for livestock due to end-of-year holidays, prices for livestock, especially small ruminants, are about six to eight percent above the five-year average.

    • Due to near-average harvests, market demand from poor households will remain at normal levels and staple food prices will follow their normal seasonal trends. Market-gardening activities and the sale of market-gardening crops will further contribute to household income, which should allow most poor households to remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) through March 2016. 


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    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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