Key Message Update

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity anticipated in May in the Liptako Gourma due to persisting insecurity

March 2021

March - May 2021

June - September 2021

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

  • Food availability is generally average to above average in the country thanks to the averageharvests of the main season and those expected from the off-seasons and current recession cultivation. The availability of own production, in-kind payments and generally similar to slightly above-average grain prices put the majority of households in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.

  • The pastoral lean season that is starting is anticipated to be normal thanks to the average to higher availability of pastures and watering conditions in the concentration areas. However, security disruptions to livestock movements limit access to some pastures in places in the north and center of the country; which will negatively affect their food and production and lead to early degradation of pastoral resources in the host areas.

  • COVID-19 and residual insecurity continue to negatively impact economic activities through layoffs, reduced demands especially in the tourism sector, crafts, commerce. The resulting drop in income reduces the purchasing power of poor households, particularly in urban areas, in the face of rising food prices.

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity for poor households in the Liptako Gourma will deteriorate into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) starting in May due to the continued deterioration of their livelihoods linked to residual insecurity coupled with the effects of COVID-19. The same will be the case for poor displaced households and flood victims from July to August 2020.

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