Key Message Update

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes are ongoing in the Liptako Gourma area as poor households face difficulty accessing food.

July 2021

July - September 2021

October 2021 - January 2022

IPC v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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 v3.0 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

  • Crop planting continues, and the agricultural season is progressing normally, thanks to average to above average rainfall recorded across the country. According to the National Directorate of Agriculture, cereal production is forecast to be 18.5 percent higher than the five-year average, thanks to agricultural input support from the Government and partners and favorable rainfall.

  • The regeneration of pastures and water points thanks to the onset of rains is marking the end of the pastoral lean season across the country and revived the transhumance of livestock. However, this has been disrupted in some places by insecurity. The recovery of livestock production will improve the food supply and income of pastoral households. The epizootic situation is calm, and the vaccination campaign continues with partners such as the ICRC and FAO.

  • Cereal market supplies remain average across the country, although there have been disruptions in some markets in insecure areas of the center and north. Cereal prices, broadly similar to or higher than the five-year average, limit access to food for poor households in insecure areas and urban centers, where incomes are declining.

  • The ongoing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity will continue until September for poor households in Liptako Gourma. The same applies to displaced households due to their inability to meet their food needs without resorting to negative coping strategies. The government and partners' ongoing humanitarian food and non-food assistance will limit negative coping strategies in beneficiary areas.

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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Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics