Key Message Update

Harvests for the 2016/2017 season are concluding

January 2017

January 2017

Guinea January 2017 Food Security Projections for January

February - May 2017

Guinea January 2017 Food Security Projections for February to May

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Most rice harvests are finishing, as usual, in January. However, for late varieties of rice (4-4.5 months varieties) harvests will continue into early February. This is also the harvest period for tubers (cassava and potato in particular). Efforts to control the potato fungus outbreaks in the Fouta Prefectures continues. At the national level, average harvests are expected.

  • Markets are well supplied and there is a normal seasonal increase of trade on markets. Despite this situation, prices of most local products are tending stable, while the price of imported rice has increased slightly. The price for potatoes has remained atypically high since August. Price increases (15 to 20 percent compared to June 2016) observed since July 2016 have continued for other imported products (sugar, flour, vegetable oil, onions).

  • Since October, most households have been consuming new harvest stocks and are currently focusing their consumption to secondary staples (cassava, maize, fonio, millet, sorghum) while reducing rice consumption. For the majority of households, the availability of household harvest stocks and good market access will contribute to maintaining (Minimal IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity for the coming months.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
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Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics