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Favorable rainfall patterns allow for intensive agriculture activities across the country

  • Key Message Update
  • Burkina Faso
  • July 2016
Favorable rainfall patterns allow for intensive agriculture activities across the country

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Despite the typical increase in seasonal household demand, the price of staple cereals (with the exception of maize), remain stable as compared to the five year average. Additionally, the seasonal availability of wild forage foods will allow households to access enough food for at least two meals a day. The country will thus remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

    • Agriculture activities dominated by planting, weeding, and fertilizer application has begun normally throughout the country thanks to adequate spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall. Cumulative rainfall for the season is similar to or above normal (as compared to 1981-2010 average) with some pockets of slight deficit in the East, South-West, Sahel and Boucle du Mouhoun regions (Mété Burkina).

    • Due to the normal start date of the agricultural season, the demand and cost of agricultural labor for planting and weeding remains average.  Other key sources of income for poor households are stable, this includes sale of wood, charcoal, and livestock. Notably the prices of rams and goats are similar to the five year average. 

    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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