El Salvador

El Salvador Remote Monitoring Update, March 2013

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Minimal acute food insecurity for the remainder of the consumption year

KEY MESSAGES

  • Above-average production during 2012 with average income and low and accessible consumer food prices will enable poor households to meet their food and nonfood needs through the projection period (June). El Salvador will maintain Minimal (Phase 1, IPC 2.0) acute food insecurity, even with the onset of the lean season as expected in May.

  • Above-average government input support and forecasts for average rainfall suggest average to good 2013 Primera harvests in August/September.

  • Coffee rust prevalence will significantly reduce the 2013/2014 harvest by 30 to 40 percent. Labor demand and income will respectively decline between October 2013 and February 2014.