Afghanistan Food Security Outlook, February through July 2012

from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 28 Feb 2012 View Original

Key Messages

  • With the onset of the spring season, food security in northwestern and northeastern Afghanistan will improve from Stress (IPC phase 2) to no/minimal acute food insecurity (IPC phase 1) as demand for agriculture labor resumes and labor wages increase.

  • Snow accumulation across the country is above normal, which ensure irrigation water availability for irrigated crops for the coming agriculture season. However, it is not clear what will be the outcome of rainfed crops as it depends on April and May rainfall.

  • Above-normal current accumulation of snow and probability forecast for above normal temperatures during March, April, and May could result in localized flooding.