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11 Jul 2011 description

This bulletin covers 64 countries over the period April to June 2011 (Q2-2011).1 In addition to looking at changes and trends in staple food prices and the cost of the food basket, this issue also examines trends in fuel prices, terms of trade (ToT) and consumer price index (CPI) at country level.

26 Aug 2009 description

FEWS NET overviews

EAST AFRICA: In Kenya, the 2009 national long rains assessment has found that food security among pastoralists has declined in Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu, Tana River and marginal agricultural producers in Mwingi and Kitui due to the combined effects of drought, high food prices, livestock disease, and conflict. As a result, 3.8 million rural Kenyans are currently highly to extremely food insecure.

31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.