Burkina Faso Food Security Outlook Update February 2013

Report
from Famine Early Warning System Network
Published on 28 Feb 2013 View Original

Household food stocks sufficient to meet consumption needs

KEY MESSAGES

  • Poor households are relying on their own cereal stocks and/or their normal income sources, such as gold-washing, market gardening, or cash crop sales, to meet consumption needs without needing to resort to harmful coping strategies. Households throughout the country will face Minimal/None (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity from now through the end of June.

  • Cereal prices have either been stable or have risen by less than eight percent since December. However compared to last year, prices have declined by up to 12 percent, improving household food access.

  • Procurements for the rebuilding of institutional and private food stocks are underway but, thus far, have not adversely affected market functioning, supply, prices, or the flow of cereals from surplus-producing areasto deficit-producing areas.