NIGER: Food Security Outlook October 2010 to March
- Without external assistance protecting household cereal stocks and livelihood recovery for poor households in agro-pastoral and pastoral areas, the impacts of food insecurity in 2010 will result in a reduction in the duration household stocks and a food deficit beginning in January/February 2011.
- In pastoral areas, food access of poor households having lost 80-100 percent of their livestock depends on gifts from the community, which could continue to be a relatively successful coping strategy until December 2010. These poor households will experience moderate food deficits from November to December. With the departure of transhumants in January, gifts will decline markedly, and high food insecurity will deepen.