Liberia Remote Monitoring Update October 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 24 Oct 2013 View Original

Poorly distributed rainfall causes below-average rice production

KEY MESSAGES

  • Preliminary production estimates by the joint CILSS-FEWS NET-FAO-WFP-Government mission indicate that 2013 rice production declined 20 percent compared to last year while cassava production increased 1.5 percent.

  • Despite a decline in rice production during the main season, the majority of households will continue to face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through at least March 2014 thanks to an upcoming off-season rice harvest, good market supply of imported rice, and normal income levels.