Mauritania Executive Brief February 28, 2011

Situation Report
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Key Messages

- Food availability throughout Mauritania, Mali, and Senegal is above average. Moreover, demand for agricultural labor, a key source of income for the poorest households, has been average to above average, and prices for coarse grains are below last year's prices in most southern rural markets. Food access is currently the best in five years.

- In isolated areas that are or may be significantly affected by poor local production, Rift Valley Fever, or crop damage from desert locusts, low demand for labor in rural and urban areas is the primary obstacle limiting household capacity to cope and ensure minimum food access, particularly through the start of rain?fed planting in July.