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Normal progression of the agricultural season with the peak period of harvests

  • Key Message Update
  • Guinea
  • November 2016
Normal progression of the agricultural season with the peak period of harvests

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The 2016/2017 agricultural season is progressing normally with a calm plant and animal health situation. November is the peak period of harvests for rice, fonio, groundnuts, and exportation crops all over the country. The favorable level of harvests, begun since the end of September, suggests a situation better than the five year average, which will maintain the entire country in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes until at least May 2017.

    • Flooding in the plains of Haute and Basse Guinée, pockets of temporary dry spells observed in certain parts of the country, the appearance of mildew on potatoes in Moyenne Guinée whose loses have been estimated by the Fouta Farmers Federation at more than 50 million FG in October and the continuation of the low rubber prices will present pressures on the livelihoods of certain affected households in the next months. 

    • A normal market supply will continue because of the new harvests that will spread until the beginning of 2017.  As in 2015, rice prices will remain stable given the good food availability and the favorable international market for rice importations.  Currently, the local rice price fluctuates between 5500 and 6500 FG the kilogram according to quality throughout the country and the price of imported steamed rice varies between 5200 and 6000 FG/kg in October 2016 according to AGUISSA.

    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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