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10 Jan 2012 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average production forecast for 2011/12 “short-rains” maize crop

  • Improved food security situation observed in drought-hit northern agro-pastoralist areas and in marginal cropping lowlands

  • Price of maize show an unusual increase in main markets following heavy rains

03 Nov 2011 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Low production estimates for 2011 long-rains cereal output in marginal agricultural areas and coastal lowlands

  • Food insecurity likely to improve in northern agro-pastoralist areas and in marginal cropping lowlands in coming months following favourable rains

  • Sharp decline in maize prices from last July’s record levels improving food access for poor households

Aggregate maize production decline in 2011 compared to last year