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Poor pastoral conditions negatively affect pastoral incomes

  • Key Message Update
  • Mali
  • April 2017
Poor pastoral conditions negatively affect pastoral incomes

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Sufficiently supplied markets across the country, due to average to above average agricultural production, are favorable for average household access to foodstuffs at prices close to or less than the five year average. As a result the majority of households in the country are in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity. 

    • The early pastoral lean season in some parts of the north of the country and in the western Sahel, due to pasture deficit, worsened by unusual concentrations of herds from neighboring countries (Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso) negatively affect livestock production and body conditions of livestock. The resulting decline in pastoral incomes limits poor pastoral households’ access to markets.

    • Poor agropastoral households along the Niger River near Gao and Timbuktu and places in the Niger Delta and the western Sahel have increased atypical labor and reduced non-food and food expenditures to meet their food needs, due to early depletion of stocks. As a result, they will be in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity until the end of the lean season in September 2017.

    • Continuing insecurity in the north and center of the country continues to negatively affect economic activities in these areas, which does not allow for average labor and income opportunities for poor households. Estimated population displacements of 8,155 households additionally strain livelihoods in the affected areas. 

    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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