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The harvest in Anglophone areas favors price stabilization

  • Key Message Update
  • Cameroon
  • July 2019
The harvest in Anglophone areas favors price stabilization

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • As the Far-North is currently in a typical lean, poor host household and IDPs are currently in Stressed (IPC Phase 2). This is the result of depletion of household food stocks and reliance on markets for food. Markets supply continues to be stable of staple foods (sorghum and maize) with prices 30 to 45 percent below last year and 25 to 35 percent below the five-year average.

    • The start of the rainy season at the end of May through June in the Far-North was marked by localized dry spells. However, since mid-July rainfall totals have been above average except for small deficits in the southern part of the region. As is normal, pastures are regenerating, and sorghum and maize crops are growing. In the North-West and South-West regions, where insecurity continues limiting household access to fields, since March rainfall has been favorable for crop development.

    • Compared to the last three months, urban market supply improved in July as the result of the bean, sweet potato, and fresh corn harvest in North-West and South-West; however, supply continues to be below average. Prices of these commodities have also remained stable for the last three months but remain above average. Insecurity and destruction of property continue to displace households and disrupt humanitarian assistance delivery to IDPs and host households in isolated areas. As a result, these areas are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

    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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