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Stress (IPC Phase 2) in some areas in March resulting from low agricultural production

  • Key Message Update
  • Mali
  • November 2016
Stress (IPC Phase 2) in some areas in March resulting from low agricultural production

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Cereal production above the five year average (32 percent) across the country indicates a good availability of cereal throughout the 2016/2017 consumption year. However, significant reductions in production resulting from flooding in some areas and insufficient rain other areas in September are reported in the western Sahel and in the rice production zones of the north and central regions. 

    • Cereal stocks at markets remain sufficient throughout the country and are increasingly improving thanks to destocking and harvests in progress. The availability of new harvests and the seasonal decrease in cereal prices that remains lower than the five year average, and the livestock/cereal terms of trade favorable to farmers, favors average access to foodstuffs for households. 

    • Degradation of the food security situation to Stress (IPC Phase 2) is probable beginning in March for some areas in the western Sahel and in rice production zones of the north and central regions as a result of the significant reduction in their cereal production that will negatively affect poor households’ access to foodstuffs.

    • The decreased demand for livestock, from Algeria as a result of the Rift Valley Fever that is rampant in Niger, and from Nigeria as a result of the depreciating Naira, is negatively affecting pastoralists’ revenues in the regions of Kidal, Gao, and Menaka. This decrease in pastoralists’ revenues will limit pastoral households’ access to markets. 

    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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