Guinea Remote Monitoring Update October 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 31 Oct 2013 View Original

Good harvest outlook translates into minimal food insecurity

KEY MESSAGES

  • Due to the good spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall through the end of September, crops are in advanced stages of development, with harvesting activities for maize, sorghum, pulses, and lowland rice starting on time in certain areas.

  • Harvests of cereals and other crops are expected to be generally above-average throughout the country. This, along with stable food prices and normal livelihoods, will drive Minimal (IPC Phase 1) levels of acute food insecurity through March 2014.

  • Possible political demonstrations in the wake of the parliamentary elections held in early October could lead to temporary, localized shutdowns of markets and other public services. However, this should not significantly affect market supplies or food prices, and households should continue to have regular food access.