FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Cereals and beans of the 2010 second season have been harvested
- The damages caused by excessive rainfall to bean crops in 2010 led to increased prices in local markets. The prices of cereals are also on the increase
- It is likely that the sowing of crops in the 2011 first season, which will take place in May/June, will continue to be affected by the La Niña phenomenon, with irregular rainfalls at levels above the norm
La Niña will continue to affect the sowing of the 2011 first season crops
It is predicted that the sowing of crops in the 2011 first season, which will begin in April/May, will continue to be affected by the La Niña phenomenon. Although the phenomenon has started to ease off, above average and irregular rainfall is forecast for the months in which the first season's crops are sown.