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Agricultural Season 2016-2017: Satisfactory development of crops

  • Key Message Update
  • Burkina Faso
  • September 2016
Agricultural Season 2016-2017: Satisfactory development of crops

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The spatiotemporal distribution of rain was satisfactory through the second dekad of September, and seasonal rainfall is generally average or below average (1981-2010). Despite some crops losses due to flooding (and attacks by caterpillars on maize in Kompienga, Sanmatenga, and Noumbiel), the state of crops indicates that harvests will be above the five year average. 

    • The prospects for good harvests has driven some traders and producers to anticipate the destocking of reserves, strengthening grain availability and stabilizing prices of staple foods to consumers around the five year average of 172 CFA francs per kg of white mazie and white sorghum and 196 CFA francs per kg of millet.

    • In the late lean season, poor households are consuming as in a normal year, at least two meals per day.  The stability of grain prices is comparable to the five year average and the new harvests such as early millet, maize, yams, and cowpeas place them in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity. 

    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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