Key Message Update

The 2016/2017 agricultural season advances with continued appearance of rain

July 2016

July - September 2016

Guinea July 2016 Food Security Projections for July to September

October 2016 - January 2017

Guinea July 2016 Food Security Projections for October to January

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

  • The 2016/2017 agricultural season continues normally and planting has almost finished on the hillsides and dry plains, which are currently being weeded across the country. Irrigated rice (lowlands/plains/mangroves) is in preparation stages, including the transplanting of seedlings. This situation is similar to better than the five-year average.

  • Despite the month of Ramadan which coincides this year with the beginning of the lean season in Guinea (June), markets have remained well-supplied notwithstanding the general rise in food prices caused by a strong consumption demand. Combined with the presence of food stocks, favorable food availability in the country is allowing average household food access, which will maintain them in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity conditions at least until January 2017.

  • In Conakry, a kilogram of local rice reached 6500 FG/kg in early July 2016 compared to 5000 to 5500 in May. Also in early July 2016 in Conakry, imported rice cost 5500 FG compared to 5000 FG in the same period in 2015. Nevertheless, the arrival of the next harvests of maize, fonio, manioc and certain varieties of rice, expected in the end of August/beginning of September 2016, will decrease most food prices to a normal level.

     

    For more information, see the Food Security Outlook for June 2016 or January 2017. 

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