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Staple food prices rise in areas with high concentration of DPs

  • Key Message Update
  • Central African Republic
  • March 2018
Staple food prices rise in areas with high concentration of DPs

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Despite the stable overall number of households implementing agricultural activities during the past two seasons, less than half of displaced people were able to produce food in the past season in areas with high concentration of IDPs (Haute-Kotto, Haut-Mbomou, Mbomou, Ouaka, Basse-Kotto et récemment Ouham et Ouham-Pendé). Additionally, transhumant livestock is causing damage to crop in the West (Mamberé-Kadai, Nana-Mamberé) and the North-West (Ouham-Pendé). 

    • The high level of labor supply compared to demand in high concentration of DPs areas has led to a decrease in purchase power for households whose main income is labor. The other income sources remain low, including agricultural products sales, due to a slow down of overall activities. 

    • Disruptions in market supply and extorsion from armed groups to shopkeepers have led to an increase in staple goods prices in January 2018 compared to January 2017: 40% and 78% for corn, respectively in Paoua (Ouham-Pendé) and Obo (Haut-Mbomou); 67% and 150% for the cassava, respectively in Paoua and Carnot. 

    • The deterioration of food consumption and livelihoods has led displaced and poor host populations in areas covered by humanitarian assistance to Stressed (IPC Phase 2!), and Crises (IPC Phase 3) outcomes for areas inaccessible to humanitarian assistance. 

    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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