Minimal acute food insecurity in the first quarter of the year
The Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock declared a national emergency due to the rust outbreak on coffee plantations. The first phase of the assistance plan will benefit 60,000 small farmers in 204 municipalities in 20 departments with technical assistance and fungicide.
Most parts of the country will experience only Minimal (Phase 1 IPC 2.0) acute food insecurity in the first two quarters of the year. Earthquake-stricken areas will experience similar conditions between April and June due to the provision of food assistance.
Crop failure due to last year’s extended dry period, which limited food availability for affected households, is expected to cause the temperate Altiplano (the Western Highlands) to be in Stressed (Phase 2, IPC 2.0) acute food insecurity during the second quarter.