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Average availability of green crops is improving household food security

  • Remote Monitoring Report
  • Senegal
  • September 2015
Average availability of green crops is improving household food security

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Above-average rainfall since August has led to expectations of near-average crop production and good pastoral conditions, increasing prospects of average food availability during the 2016 consumption year (October 2015 to September 2016).

    • Flooding due to heavy rainfall between July and September caused significant material damage, particularly in Dakar, Kaolak, Diourbel, Sedhiou, Kafrine, and Matam. Without humanitarian assistance, poor flood-affected households, estimated at over 100,000 people, will have a difficult time both meeting their food needs and rebuilding their livelihoods during the upcoming consumption year.

    • Stable prices for both broken and imported regular rice, the main cereal consumed by households, are having a positive impact on access to this food commodity. However, poor households that earned below-average incomes in 2014/15 and were market-dependent for a longer period than usual are still facing difficulties adequately meeting their food and non-food needs.

    • The agropastoral lean season is coming to an end due to the average availability of green crops and food assistance provided since July through the national response plan. Consequently, poor households that were in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) during the peak of the lean season are currently facing Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes until the main harvest in October.

    • In October, the usual availability of crops from households’ own production and from in-kind payments will improve cereal access, contributing to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity between October and March.

      For more information, see the August 2015 special report.

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