Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update October 2013
Stable purchasing power continues to ensure sufficient access to food
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.