Good rains expected to positively impact the start of the 2014/15 agriculture season
Food prices have stabilized in most parts of the country. However, market prices in Namibe continue to decline due to later than normal horticulture production. Increasing food supplies in the Namibe will likely improve access among households that are currently relying on market purchases for their food needs.
The majority of the provinces across the country have started receiving agricultural inputs. Households in provinces in the southern part of the country are receiving seeds for corn, beans, millet, and sorghum, and fertilizers to support them as they prepare for the upcoming agricultural season.
Although food security is generally stable across much of the country, poor households in the less populous Coastal, Fish, Horticulture, and Non-farm income zone will continue to be Stressed (Phase 2) between October and December. During this same period areas in more populous Southern Livestock zone will face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity outcomes. During the peak of the lean season (January-March) the dwindling food supplies and reduced income earning possibilities are expected to contribute to Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity outcomes in the areas of concern.