Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update October 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 29 Oct 2013 View Original

Stable purchasing power continues to ensure sufficient access to food

KEY MESSAGES

  • Increasing income opportunities associated with agriculture activities, the start of green consumption in February/March, ongoing poverty reduction programs and a gradual increase in food prices are all expected to contribute to continued sufficient food access resulting in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes from October-March.

  • The SARCOF rainfall outlook forecast indicates increased chances of normal to above normal rainfall in both the first and second half of the season and a near average start of season across the country. This presents favorable conditions for crop growth and maturity as well as the availability of agriculture related casual work.