Lesotho mVAM Bulletin #11: April 2017 - Households in rural areas are worse off than those in towns


Key points:

  • The use of food-related coping strategies falls in March

  • Households are engaging more frequently in at least one livelihood coping strategy

  • Maize meal prices continue to fall, reaching 9 percent below 2016 levels

  • Stock availability improves in markets

Seasonal outlook

March was characterised by light-to-moderate rain. The green consumption period ended, and the main crops will be harvested from April to July. The Lesotho Meteorological Services predict normal-to-below-normal rainfall between April and June.