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01 Mar 2015 description

Most poor households remain in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity

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31 Jan 2015 description

Minimal (IPC Phase1) expected through March due to average Season A production

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21 Jan 2015 description

Rwandans who were expelled from Tanzania and settled in Bugesera District on Thursday January 15, 2015 received assorted food items worth Rwf27 million.

The food was donated by Direct Aid Project Rwanda, formerly known as African Muslims Agency, in collaboration with the district's Joint Action Development Forum (JADF).

Every family received 50kgs of rice, 15 kilogrammes of sugar, 40 kilogrammes of beans, 50 kilogrammes of maize flour, 20 litres of cooking oil and one box of bars of soap.

13 Jan 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

WFP is currently assisting 73,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in five refugee camps in Rwanda. There were two major arrivals. The majority fled from conflict in the eastern DRC in 1995-1996. A further 30,000 escaped from increasing insecurity during 2012 and 2013.

02 Jan 2015 description

Green harvests improve household food security country-wide

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01 Jan 2015 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in JanuaryFebruary, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

By 2020 Rwanda aims to complete its transformation from a poor, post-conflict nation to a thriving, middle income, regional trade and investment hub. But Rwanda’s progress will stall without transformative changes that: create wealth and investment and invigorate the private sector, improve basic services, increase the accountability of the state to its people, and address potential causes of conflict and fragility, including regional instability.

29 Nov 2014 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda.
Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potato mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Banana in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest.
Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.

01 Nov 2014 description

Food security to improve in January with Season A harvests

KEY MESSAGES

  • Poor households in the Eastern Semi-Arid Agro-Pastoral Zone, Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone, and Bugesera Cassava livelihood zones currently face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity due to increased market dependence during the lean season, above-average food prices and below-average wages.

29 Oct 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2015A season crops almost finalized
  • Maize and beans prices continue to decline in main markets
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country
02 Oct 2014 description

The Spread of Cassava Brown Streak Disease threatens crops in Southern Province

KEY MESSAGES

  • Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) has spread across at least 15,000 hectares of cassava in the Eastern Congo Nile Highland Subsistence Farming Zone. Kamonyi and Ruhango districts are the worst affected by CBSD which destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops in recent weeks.

01 Oct 2014 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

16 Sep 2014 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • Water deficit during 2014B season affected crop production and livestock body conditions, especially in eastern areas
  • Declining maize and beans prices following the 2014B harvest
  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country
03 Sep 2014 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • Atypical rains during the first half of August replenished pastoral resources and livestock body conditions. Land preparation for Season A has also started early, improving income opportunities for poor households.

31 Aug 2014 description

Maize, sorghum, wheat, and groundnuts are the most important food commodities in South Sudan. Sorghum, maize, and groundnuts are the staple foods for the poor in most rural areas. Maize flour and wheat (as bread) are more important for middle-income and rich households in urban areas. Sorghum and maize are generally substitutable for one another but preferences are shifting towards maize over time, especially in the southern half of Southern Sudan. Groundnuts are important for the rural poor in Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap, and Lakes states.

26 Aug 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Water deficit during 2014B season affected crop production and livestock body conditions, especially in eastern areas

  • Declining maize and beans prices following the 2014B harvest

  • Minimal levels of food insecurity in most areas of the country

26 Aug 2014 description

Fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has resulted in more than 76,000 people seeking refuge in Rwanda. In Gihembe camp, Northern Province, where WFP and its partners are providing assistance to more than 14,500 people, a new cash programme is improving the dietary diversity of the refugees as well as empowering them by giving them the ability to decide for themselves what they eat.

12 Aug 2014 description

Early depletion of household stocks expected to reduce food access in some areas

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01 Aug 2014 description

Beans are the most common staple commodities across all regions in Rwanda. Maize, cassava, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas are also very important. Beans and Maize are cultivated generally in all districts of the Country, Irish potatoes mainly in Northern and Western parts of the Country and Bananas in Eastern parts. Staple food prices are usually lower in January-February, after season A, and in July-August, following the season B harvest. Prices are higher in October-November and May-June during the lean periods.