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19 Jul 2018 description

Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Food Security Project / Esther Ngumbi

This post was co-authored with Esther Ngumbi.

04 Jul 2018 description

Poor rainfall will again lead to below-average main staple harvests in Southern Madagascar

KEY MESSAGES

• National rice production will likely be 3.6 Million MT which is 17 percent higher than last year and near the 5-year average. Overall national maize production will likely be 264,000 MT which is 6 percent lower than last year and 21 percent below the 5-year average. National cassava production will likely be 2.6 Million MT which is 3 percent higher than last year but 7 percent below the 5-year average.

30 Jun 2018 description

Food deficits projected for poor households due to constrained food and income sources

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30 Jun 2018 description

Crisis outcomes likely to persist until the next main harvest in March 2019

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28 Jun 2018 description

Households in southern and central Malawi will face food and livelihoods deficits

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22 May 2018 description

Crisis outcomes emerging in parts of southern semiarid areas

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07 May 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Cereal production during the upcoming harvest season in Southern Africa is expected to be below average, despite the heavy late rains, which benefitted the late planted crops. This is due to a late start of the rainy season, minimal to no rains during the critical planting season (December -January), high temperatures and the prevalence of Fall Armyworm (FAW).

01 May 2018 description

Southwestern Madagascar in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) due to below normal recent harvests

Key Messages

  • The lean season in the South which normally ranges from 3 to 6 months, between September and March, recently ended. Poor household struggled to meet their food needs in April and adopted coping strategies such as reducing their non-food expenditure, withdrawing children from school, eating immature crops, and selling livestock.

27 Apr 2018 description

Minimal (IPC Phase 1) area outcomes are projected for most of the outlook period

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26 Apr 2018 description

Stressed outcomes persist in southern and central regions despite harvest season

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31 Mar 2018 description

Southwestern Madagascar continues to feel effects of dryness

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Cyclone Eliakim passed along the eastern coast of Madagascar in mid-March, damaging clove crops in Analanjirofo region during their flowering stage. Vanilla was less affected. Some severe flooding was reported by OCHA in ricefields in Maroantsetra, and less severe flooding in Mandritsara and Ambilobe.

30 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Sorghum makes important contributions to national food supply in the counties covered in this report, accounting for the majority of grain production in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia (82, 76 and 55 percent, respectively), and smaller amounts in Ethiopia and Uganda (18 and ten percent, accordingly). Sorghum accounts over half of grain consumption in South Sudan and Sudan and nine to 18 percent in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, respectively.

17 Mar 2018 description

Food security outcomes expected to deteriorate earlier than usual in drought affected areas

Key Messages

13 Mar 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Maize is the main staple and cereal crop. Maize crop failures in the region have historically had significant impact on food security.

  • Erratic rainfall, high temperatures and persistent Fall Armyworm infestation lower cereal crop production prospects for 2018 in Southern Africa.

01 Mar 2018 description

Significant production deficits in semiarid areas likely to lead to Crisis outcomes from June

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01 Mar 2018 description

Prolonged dry spells to reduce 2018 maize production prospects

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01 Mar 2018 description

Rainfall deficits in southwestern Madagascar and flooding in southeastern Madagascar disrupt agriculture

KEY MESSAGES

• The northern half of Madagascar received above average rainfall during the 2017/2018 rainy season 2017/2018 but the southern half received below average rainfall. A deficit was particularly seen in the southwest, including the Tsiribihini Delta production area that is a major food supplier to southern Madagascar, which received only 55 percent of average rainfall between October 2017 and February 2018.

01 Mar 2018 description

Widespread February rains improve conditions among late-planted crops, but most early-planted crops in the south are lost

KEY MESSAGES

09 Feb 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food Security situation has improved significantly compared to 2015/16 cropping year

  • Onset of rains was normal and well distributed in central and southern areas. A few districts in the south experienced dry spell in the month of February.

  • Fall army worms attacked maize in all regions with varying intensity and the impact on production was not significant

  • Tobacco production has continued to decline due to low prices being offered by buyers.