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National cereal production slightly above the five-year average

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • November 2019
National cereal production slightly above the five-year average

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The household food situation in Tibesti is stabilizing thanks to recent negotiations; the area is currently facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security outcomes. The food insecurity of displaced people in Lake Chad is under stress thanks to assistance. In both areas, conflicts and low levels of food availability limit sources of income and food.

    • The food situation has improved throughout the country thanks to income from agricultural labor, current harvests, wild vegetables, picking products and milk availability. The majority of areas are in Minimum Acute Food Insecurity (IPC Phase 1) until May 2020, with the exception of conflict-affected Lake and Tibesti which will be in Stress (IPC Phase 2).

    • Provisional cereal production is 2,762,745 tons, 7.4 percentage points higher than the five-year average, and slightly lower than last year (-1.8 percent). Kanem, Bahr-el-Gazal, Hadjer-Lamis and Logone Oriental have deficits of 9 percent, 10.7 percent, 23.4 percent, and 2 percent, respectively, compared to the five-year average.

    • Markets are well supplied with agricultural products (cereals, tubers, legumes, etc.) thanks to ongoing rainfed crops and good levels of residual merchant stocks. On the other hand, the disturbance of market flows conflict areas (Lake and Tibesti) persists. In Tibesti, imports (pasta, wheat flour, rice, oil and sugar) remain down, limiting supply on the markets.

    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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