Food Security Outlook Update

Floods damage household livelihoods across the country

August 2016

August - September 2016

Mali August 2016 Food Security Projections for August to September

October 2016 - January 2017

Mali August 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

  • Flooding that has caused heavy property losses in throughout the country could continue, undermining the livelihoods of affected households. Poor flood-stricken households in localized areas will have difficulty properly meeting their food and nonfood needs and, thus, will be facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) conditions through October 2016. However, these households account for less than 20 percent of the population of any given area.

  • The growing season is making average to good progress throughout the country. Farm input assistance provided by the government and its partners and the good rainfall conditions are raising expectations for average to above-average levels of crop production across the country, which will help promote good food availability.

  • In general, there are adequate market supplies of staple foodstuffs, except in localized conflict areas in the northern part of the country where there are occasional reports of disturbances. The near-average levels of cereal prices are helping to give households average market access and keep food insecurity at Minimal (IPC Phase 1) levels for most households. 

  • Poor households in the Lake Faguibine area and pastoral Gourma area of Gao and Timbuktu, that have smaller incomes from farming and pastoral activities, are fa cing a longer than usual lean season are resorting to atypical coping strategies to meet their food and nonfood needs. Thus, these households will be facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security conditions until the upcoming harvests in October 2016.

About this Update

This monthly report covers current conditions as well as changes to the projected outlook for food insecurity in this country. It updates FEWS NET’s quarterly Food Security Outlook. Learn more about our work here.

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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