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Average access to staple foods contributing to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Senegal
  • January 2016
Average access to staple foods contributing to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) outcomes

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Preparations for the off-season rice are underway and benefiting from government assistance in the form of seeds, materials, agricultural inputs, and infrastructure repair in the Senegal River Valley, with harvests expected to improve rice availability starting in June and July. Average to above-average harvests of legumes and potato are expected in February, which will also improve household access to food and income. 

    • Cereal prices are near average or below average due to above-average cereal production, which in combination with average levels of income from normal labor opportunities, are allowing households to access staple foods from the market as usual. As a result, most households will be in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity from January through March 2016. 

    • Groundnut prices have reached 15 percent above average in collection markets due to strong demand from China, which is providing producers in the groundnut basic with above-average income, which will help them to satisfy their food needs until the next harvests in October 2016. 

    • Poor, flood-affected households in the departments of Dakar, Fatick, Kaolack, Saint Louis, and Matam are engaging in additional labor activities and atypical borrowing to meet food needs, and will thus face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes starting in March. The same will be true starting in June for some poor households in the departments of Matam, Kanel, Renayrou, Linguère, and Louga, following locally below-average production.  

       

      For more detailed information, please see the Senegal Remote Monitoring Update for December 2015. 

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