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Households access to food is improving due to the average green harvest

  • Key Message Update
  • Mali
  • September 2019
Households access to food is improving due to the average green harvest

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The average availability of green maize, legumes (cowpea, groundnuts, voandzoo) and even early millet varieties in addition to ongoing food distributions and milk and dairy products mark the end of the agropastoral lean season. The average harvests expected in October/November will further increase food availability and household access to food.

    • Food supplies to markets across the country remain satisfactory despite disruptions related to insecurity in some markets in the central and northern regions of the country. The stability of cereal prices, and even the seasonal decline observed in some areas, as well as the increase in the terms of trade between goats and millet, are favorable to average household access to markets.

    • Poor households in conflict areas in the northern and central regions and displaced people experiencing declining incomes and deteriorating livelihoods face difficulties in adequately meeting their food and non-food needs. The use of reduced volumes and meals, and the inability to meet other needs, places these households in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) with the addition of humanitarian food assistance.

    • Medium to severe flood-related damage was recorded this year across the country. More than 68,000 people were affected in late August 2019 and they are now experiencing difficulties in meeting both their food needs, and rebuilding their degraded livelihoods, particularly for poor households; as a result, they find themselves in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or worse. 

    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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