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Prolonged dry spells affect crops in the Sudanian area

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • July 2019
Prolonged dry spells affect crops in the Sudanian area

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • In Tibesti, household food access remains limited and the food available is not diversified. To cope with these difficulties, households reduce the number of meals and consume packaged food in place of local products. This area remains at Crisis level (IPC, Phase 3). In Lac, displaced people are facing Stress (IPC, Phase 2!) thanks to humanitarian assistance.

    • In the Sudanian areas, most poor households have depleted their food stocks following the poor production of 2018-2019. Prolonged dry spells have caused losses but could be recovered following good rains in July. This area is facing Stress (IPC, Phase 2) conditions. The rest of the country is facing minimal food insecurity (IPC, Phase 1).

    • The markets are well stocked thanks to above average traders’ stocks. Demand is up slightly in some southern regions, including Mandoul, Moyen Chari, Tandjilé and both Logones, due to low inventories. Prices of cereals (millet, sorghum, maize and rice) in June are meeting an atypical decrease, with the exception of conflict areas.

    • The agropastoral campaign started early with a cumulative excess rainfall, except in central Guera, Salamat, South Mandoul and West Tandjilé. However, the regularity and the level of rains at the beginning of July will likely lead to a normal recovery of the agropastoral campaign. Pasture is poor on the Abéche-Guereda axis due to prolonged dry spells. 

    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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