Lesotho

Lesotho mVAM Bulletin #8: January 2017 - Food insecurity persists

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Key Points

  • 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

Seasonal Outlook

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.