- Over half of rural households continue to use the most severe negative coping strategies
- Over two thirds of socio-economically worst-off households are buying food on credit
- A little over half the traders have stocks of basic foods
- Average maize meal prices are 7 percent higher than one year ago
From October to December, the northern districts of Lesotho – Butha-Buthe, Leribe and Berea – received normal to above-normal rainfall. The other districts received normal to below-normal rain. From January to March, rainfall is expected to be average across Lesotho and some places are likely to receive above-average rainfall. There will still be dry spells but these will be interspersed with good rains.