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The new harvests are ongoing and improving household food access

  • Key Message Update
  • Guinea
  • September 2016
The new harvests are ongoing and improving household food access

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The 2016/2017 agricultural season is continuing normally in the country.  The above-average availability of harvests of maize, fonio, and cassava are improving household food access.  Nevertheless, losses due to floods have negatively affected production in some small areas, notably Siguiri. In total, these floods have impacted 812 households in Siguiri and an estimated area of 1354 hectares of rice and 195 hectares of maize compared to 350-500 flooded hectares in a normal year.

    • Markets are well-supplied in local products mainly local parboiled rice and imported rice. All the first local rice harvests have not yet caused rice prices to change and the price remains fixed between 5000 and 5500 FG/kg for local rice and 4000 FG for imported rice in the markets of Guéckédou and Macenta.  The increased livestock prices in September due to the Tabaski holiday have improved pastoralists and livestock traders’ incomes.

    • Access to new cereal and tuber harvests and the stability of favorable prices are allowing households to satisfy their food needs. In addition, the Ebola situation remains calm in the country given the continuing surveillance measures and medical support to Ebola victims and orphans.  Consequently, the entire country remains in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity until at least January 2017.

       

      For more detailed analysis, see the Food Security Outlook for June 2016 to 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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