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

  • Key Message Update
  • Guinea
  • July 2016
The 2016/2017 agricultural season advances with continued appearance of rain

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  • Key Messages
  • 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

    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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