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Rising food prices reduce poor households' access to markets

  • Key Message Update
  • Mali
  • January 2022
Rising food prices reduce poor households' access to markets

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The development of off-season crops is generally average in the country, both for market garden crops and for rice, for which the preparation for nurseries is underway. Harvests of market garden produce and the establishment of rice nurseries provide average income opportunities for poor households. However, the decline in harvested areas due to insecurity will only provide below-average income in the northern areas of the Segou and Liptako Gourma regions.  

    • The average availability of pastures and water points is favorable to a typical pastoral lean season in the country except in the insecure areas of the north and center of the country and in the north of the Ségou region, where the pasture deficit and disturbances of herd movements due to insecurity are observed. The early lean season expected from February/March will negatively affect animal production and the income of pastoral households in these insecure areas. 

    • Household access to foodstuffs is generally average in the agricultural areas of the south of the country thanks to the availability of own production. This access is below-average in the Western Sahel, in the insecure areas of Liptako Gourma, and the river strip of the northern regions due to the early depletion of stocks and above-average market prices. Market supplies remain sufficient despite the security disruptions observed in the central and northern regions and the north of Ségou.

    • Ongoing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity in the Liptako Gourma region and parts of the north of the country will continue until May due to the aftermath of insecurity and the declining agricultural production linked to insecurity and drought. Displaced people will experience food insecurity from Stress to Crisis due to the severe deterioration of their livelihoods.

    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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