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Good rains improve pastoral conditions and help crop development

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • August 2018
Good rains improve pastoral conditions and help crop development

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Early and above average rains favor the development of crops that are at an advanced phenological stage (flowering and spawning with early heading). Pasture regeneration and watering points have improved livestock conditions, but livestock prices remain too low for an improvement in the food security of pastoralist households which is still in crisis (IPC, Phase 3) until the end of August.

    • In September, pastoralists' food consumption in Kanem, Lac, Bahr El Gazel, Batha, Wadi Fira, North Hadjer Lamis and North Guera regions will improve due to good milk availability, green crops and wild vegetables. They will be in Stressed (IPC, Phase 2) food security. Households in other localities in Chad will remain in the Minimum Phase (IPC Phase 1).

    • With the exception of Lake Chad, cereals are available on the markets thanks to sufficient and regular supply levels which can satisfy household consumption demand until the October harvests. In the Lac region, recent attacks by Boko Haram continue to disrupt the well functioning of markets. Prices are generally below the five-year average because of low demand.

    • Local demand and livestock prices are up slightly thanks to Tabaski but remain below average. As for export demand, it remains below average affecting the terms of trade to the detriment of pastoralists, especially in Bahr El Gazel where cereal prices are highest in July.

    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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