Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Food Security Outlook Update March 2011

Situation Report
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Grain prices are stable due to grain reserves and off-season cropping

Key Messages

  • Very poor and poor households are not facing acute food insecurity in any of the country’s livelihood zones thanks to what, in most cases, are average to good grain reserves and income from market garden crops and/or off-season crops.

  • Average to good pastoral conditions and the good physical condition of livestock are helping pastoralists rebuild their herds. With the comparatively small supply of animals and average to good supplies of grain, terms of trade for livestockgrain are still in favor of pastoralists.

  • The crisis in Cote d’Ivoire could have a significantly negative effect on the food security situation of very poor and poor households dependent on cash remittances from that country, particularly in livelihood zone 4 (West cereals and remittances).