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Cereal prices are above average despite average food availability in the country

  • Key Message Update
  • Mali
  • January 2018
Cereal prices are above average despite average food availability in the country

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The 32 percent increase in agricultural production, relative to the average, favors satisfactory household and market availability of food despite pockets of production deficits in some parts of the country. As a result, most households in the country are currently in a situation of Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.

    • The early deterioration of localized pastoral conditions in the pastoral zones of the northern and western Sahel regions has resulted in unusual movements of livestock. The decline in production and livestock body conditions compared to average will affect incomes of pastoralist households; which will limit their ability to access markets.

    • Household access to cereals is generally average in agricultural areas thanks to the availability of own production, payments in kind, and donations, which reduce households’ dependence on markets. However, above-average price increases in consumption areas, as well as declining goat/millet terms of trade are not conducive to adequate access of poor households to markets.

    • Poor households in the Goundam Lakes area, the Niger Delta, parts of the Western Sahel, and Gourma of Gao and Timbuktu, who will deplete stocks earlier than usual and will need to purchase in markets with high grain prices, will experience an early lean season. As a result, they will experience Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity outcomes from March until the end of the lean season in September 2018.

    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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