Food Security Outlook Update June 2011


Currently stable food security conditions

Key Messages

• As projected in the most recent outlook covering the period from April through September, the current food security conditions are quite favorable across rural areas, with most staple foods available and accessible from both own production and local markets.

• From July through September, isolated cases of Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity conditions may start emerging in areas negatively affected by drought and/or floods largely covering central and southern Mozambique.
The areas of concern are located in the districts of Changara, Chemba,
Mutarara, and Machaze in the central region and Massangena,
Chicualacuala, Chigubo, Mabalane, Mabote, Funhalouro, and Panda in the southern region.

• June marks the point where prices typically start rising after reaching their post-harvest minimum levels in May. Price variation is expected to follow a normal trend although in some markets and for some commodities, prices will remain above average. Currently, markets continue to be adequately supplied favoring food access for a majority of households especially the poorly-resourced households with less of their own production. Crops such as maize, rice, groundnuts, cassava, and beans are available in markets.