Overview: The number of people facing acute food insecurity during the ongoing 2018 lean season is estimated to be greater than 2017, Prolong dry spell and poor rain fall affected agriculture, livestock farmers and laborers. The ongoing La Niña is expected to drive below-average cumulative precipitation and above average temperature. Agriculture and livestock production is significantly impacted in 21 provinces of the country. FSAC is planning a nation wide assessment to understand the impact of the drought and needs.
FEWS Security Outlook
Below average precipitation and above average temperatures since October 2017 have resulted in significant reductions in (1) snow depths, (2) river flows, (3) dam levels, (4) water tables, and (5) soil moistures. These conditions have already negatively and irreversibly impacted the winter 2017 – 2018 agricultural season and are expected to also negatively impact the spring and summer 2018 agricultural season.
The FSL sector key needs during January –December 2017 include General Food Distribution [GFD], Food for Assets [FFA], emergency agriculture and livestock inputs and support services, plus livelihoods training and start-up kits. The response reached during the period include: 1,545,063 beneficiaries supported with GFD, 382,589 people with FFA plus 72,175 people benefited from assets being built by communities, 833,686 people assisted with agriculture and livestock based livelihoods inputs and support services. Funding secured is (52.8%)
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This VA is to be included officially in the Food Security Cluster roster. Successful candidates will eligible to be selected for deployment in various countries.
Following the commitments taken in the Grand Bargain, and in particular Workstream 5 that appeals for increased joint and transparent assessments and analysis of needs, the global Food Security Cluster has received funding on behalf of the Global Cluster Coordinators Group (GCCG) to contribute to the process of improving Intersectoral Needs Analysis at field level.