Mali Food Security Outlook Update November 2013
Ongoing harvests of food crops improve food security
Average ongoing harvests are improving cereal availability across the country. In addition to this improvement, in-kind wage payments to poor households and declining cereal prices are strengthening household cereal access. This should ensure adequate food consumption for households in southern Mali and will keep them in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity through March 2014.
Improving security conditions in the north are helping households rebuild their livelihoods. Though conditions are not yet completely back to normal, the steady improvement in household incomes, the availability of wild plant foods, early harvests, and humanitarian assistance are enabling households to meet their needs. Accordingly, these households will also experience Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity between now and March 2014.