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The pastoral situation is improving thanks to the rains

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • July 2018
The pastoral situation is improving thanks to the rains

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The pastoral situation has started improving thanks to the good rains favoring the livestock body condition. However, households are unable to commit to non-food expenditures because of low income from livestock sales. The household food consumption of Kanem, Bahr-el-Gazal (BEG), Guera, Batha and Wadi Fira remains in deficit and is in Crisis (IPc, Phase 3).

    • The installation of the rainy season allowed the normal start of agricultural activities. However, dry spells of about ten days are recorded in Ouaddaï (Assoungha and Ouara), Wadi Fira (Kobe, Biltine and Megri) in Moyen Chari (Barh Koh, Lac Iro) and in Eastern Mandoul, but farmers have proceeded to restart sowing in the affected fields.

    • An atypical drop in demand is observed in most markets, including regions with structural deficit (Batha, BEG, Kanem, Wadi Fira). Prices are stable with the exception of sorghum and maize, which show increases of 11 and 18 percent respectively compared to the five-year average, at Kélo (East Tandjilé) and Moussoro (BEG). Low incomes limit household access to markets.

    • In the Sudanian zone, green harvests improve food consumption of very poor and poor households. Food insecurity is Minimal (IPC, Phase 1) in most of the country. Household food consumption in Kanem, Bahr-el-Gazal (BEG), Guera, Batha and Wadi Fira remains in deficit and leads to food security 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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