Key Message Update

Limited household access to food due to insecurity in the central and northern parts of the country

March 2019

March - May 2019

Carte des Résultats estimés les plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, février à mai2019: La plupart du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) sauf que partis de Gao et Mopti qui sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC)

June - September 2019

Carte des Résultats estimés les plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, juin à septembre 2019: La plupart du pays est en Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC) sauf que partis de Gao et Mopti qui sont en Stress (Phase 2 de l'IPC) et Stress (Phase 2! de l'IPC)

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

  • The upcoming pastoral lean season will be normal thanks to an average to good availability of pastures and average water points in the areas of dry season livestock concentration. However, recurrent insecurity in pastoral areas limits livestock access to certain rangelands, which will negatively affect livestock production and consequently pastoral incomes.

  • The supply of food to markets remains average to high in the various markets across the country, although there are localized flow disruptions in the central and northern parts of the country. Cereal prices close to or slightly higher than average are favorable to average household access to food.

  • The current Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity situation faced by most households in the country will continue due to average food availability and access. However, poor households in the rice growing areas of the Niger Delta and in the Timbuktu River Valley in Gao will likely use atypical coping strategies to meet their food needs, placing them in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from March to September 2019.

  • Households displaced by security incidents in the center of the country, particularly in Bankass, Koro and Douentza, and in the north of the country, are experiencing a deterioration in livelihoods that limits their access to food. They are currently facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or worse food insecurity. The same is true for poor, flood-affected households across the country.

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