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The agricultural season continues after dry spells observed in June

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • July 2021
The agricultural season continues after dry spells observed in June

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    • Planting work continues in as typical, despite the dry spells in June in the Sudanian zone. These disturbances spurred new sowing, in late June or even early July, with early varieties as in Moyen Chari. In the Sahel, the countryside is gradually settling in, with sowings in Ouaddaï and Sila unlike Wadi Fira and the West Sahel where slight delays in the onset of rains are reported.

    • The pastoral conditions are currently average. In the south of the transhumance zone (Ouaddaï, Sila), the herbaceous carpet is reconstituted normally. The semi-permanent ponds are filling up seasonally. These good conditions favor an early improvement in the body conditions of the animals. As a result of security constraints in the north of the Central African Republic, a return of more than 11,000 people, most of whom are Chadian pastoralists living in Central African territory, is reported in the peri-border areas, in the south of Chad (Sido, Baïbokoum and Goré ).

    • Supply is normal in most cereal markets. Despite the seasonal decline and / or depletion of stocks, demand is subdued due to below-average incomes which limit household access to markets. In mid - July, prices show upward seasonal trends with the exception of atypical price increases for millet (37 percent) and maize (21 percent), in N'gouri, millet in N'Djaména (13 percent) as a result of an atypical increase in demand from neighboring provinces and increases on transportation costs. Due to the Tabaski, the cattle markets show a remarkable increase, compared to the five-year average, in addition to the prices of sheep as in Moussoro (48 percent), Oum Hadjer and Guereda (53 percent) as a result of high demand during the religious festival.

    • In the absence of any data on ongoing humanitarian assistance, displaced people and host households in the Lac Region face food consumption deficits due to persistent insecurity and its corollary of population movement, depletion of cereal stocks and marginal incomes that limit their access to markets. They are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). Given the economic precariousness linked to the double crisis, economic and COVID-19, that Chad is going through and its negative impacts on the livelihoods of very poor and poor households, most areas of the Sahel (BEG, Kanem , Ouaddaï, Wadi Fira) and Sahara (Borkou and Tibesti) have minimally adequate food consumption. However, they cannot assume certain non-food expenses without engaging in strategies (sale of bundles, small ruminants, intensification of the workforce, etc.). They are in Stress (IPC Phase 2). Households in other localities of the country (South East and South West) are in Minimal (IPC Phase 1).

    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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