Mauritania

Food Security Outlook Update, March 2011

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Conditions in Aftout, the Central Valley, and the Southeast will require monitoring

• The lean season will start late in rural areas as households of poor farmers. Households in the Central Valley and northwestern pastoral zone have stocks that can cover their needs until June.

• Rising food prices and solidarity shops market supplies, though these are still sufficient to meet local demand.

• The pastoral conditions are satisfactory in most pastoral areas.
Unknown epizootics of abnormally high magnitude are reported nationwide.