Key Message Update

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

September 2019

September 2019

Carte des Résultats de la sécurité alimentaire estimés plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, août à septembre 2019: Minimale (Phase 1 de l'IPC) dans le plupart du pays, sauf que dans l'est du Gao, le sud de Tombouctou, et dans Mopti ou il y a Stressed (Phase 2 de l'IPC) et Stressed ! (Phase 2!) de l'IPC.

October 2019 - January 2020

Carte des Résultats de la sécurité alimentaire estimés plus probables de la sécurité alimentaire, octobre 2019 à janvier 2020: Minimale (Phase 1 de l'IPC) dans le plupart du pays, sauf que dans l'est du Gao, et dans l'est de Mopti ou il y a Stressed ! (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 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. 

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.
Learn more About Us.

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