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Good performance of cash crops.

  • Key Message Update
  • Burkina Faso
  • December 2016
Good performance of cash crops.

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  • Summary
  • Key Messages
    • Poor households have food stocks for access to normal food intake and are facing Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1) in this post-harvest period. By selling cash crops (peanuts, cowpeas) and forest products (shea), they are generating higher than average revenues. The production of these crops as well as upward price fluctuations around 36 and 8 percent respectively compared to the five-year average.

    • Gold panning, market gardening and construction work are the household activities at this time. The good level of replenishment of water sources permits the normal activity of market gardening in particular. However, the appearance of diseases on the most farmed crops (onions and tomatoes), could reduce yields in some usual production areas (Provinces of Sanguié and Loroum). 

    • Cereal prices are down by 6 percent for maize and millet and by 7 percent for sorghum, compared to the five-year average. In the Sahel region, millet prices are up 10 percent due to weak supply. The decline in export demand negatively affects pastoralist prices in pastoral zones with declines of 30 and 10 percent respectively for cattle and sheep compared to the five-year average. Prices for goats remain stable.


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