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Household food security improves thanks to harvests and pastoral recovery

  • Key Message Update
  • Chad
  • October 2018
Household food security improves thanks to harvests and pastoral recovery

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The main agricultural campaign was normal with excess rainfall in most livelihood zones, despite dry spells in some areas (Wadi Fira, part of Ouaddai). Preliminary harvest estimates indicate that cereal production is above the five-year average, which will enable poor and very poor households to rebuild their stocks.

    • The pastoral situation is characterized by the reconstitution of the fodder cover and a good level of temporary water holes, favoring animal body condition. Household food security in the Sahelian zone has improved significantly thanks to ongoing harvests, wild vegetables, milk availability and harvesting products.

    • In the Lac region, harvest products from the last season as well as humanitarian assistance are contributing to improving food security. However, the resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram elements in recent weeks, facilitated by the beginning of Lake Chad water withdrawal, continues to disrupt livelihoods of poor and very poor households.

    • Food consumption has improved, and food insecurity is Minimal (IPC, Phase 1) in all areas except Lac because of the conflict, where food insecurity is under pressure (Phase 2! IPC) thanks to humanitarian assistance.

    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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