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Burkina Faso Food Security Outlook Update March 2013

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Normal food security conditions for very poor and poor households

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• For at least 80 percent of very poor and poor households, above-normal cereal stocks and income streams (ex. gold washing, market gardening activities, and the sale of cash crops) should enable adequate food intake through the end of June. Therefore, households in all areas of the country will face Minimal/None (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity.

• In general, limited household recourse to the market to purchase food has kept cereal prices stable since January 2013 and at levels close to or slightly above (by no more than 12 percent) compared to the five-year average. These prices are helping to maintain good household food access.

• Current institutional cereal demand has not affected normal seasonal price trends. Likewise, food is flowing normally between surplus and deficit production areas, with no major abnormalities noted.