Chad Food Security Outlook Update February 2013

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

Household food stocks are generally adequate in the Sahelian region of Chad

KEY MESSAGES

• Household food stock levels in the Sahelian zone are currently above-average and should enable very poor and poor households to meet their food needs with few difficulties between now and the beginning of the lean season.

• Despite good nationwide harvests, urban markets in southern areas of the country are only moderately well-stocked compared to normal due to the negative effects of recent floods and of local government bans on cereal exports. Unlike price trends in the Sahelian zone, food prices in the Sudanian zone are currently rising.

• Overall, the food security situation is favorable due to the current level of household food stocks and the good availability of market garden crops in certain areas. Thus, all livelihood zones will be facing Minimal/None (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes between now and June 2013.