Mozambique Food Security Outlook Update May 2014

Situation Report
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Most markets continue to experience price decreases

Key Messages

Currently, Minimal acute food insecurity outcomes (IPC Phase 1) are generally found across the country. Food availability and access at the household level remains adequate throughout the country as the harvest continues. In the areas affected by flooding and heavy rains earlier this year, humanitarian assistance will continue until July.

As the new harvested maize crops continue to supply local markets, maize prices between March and April declined moderately and are approaching the five-year average. Given that 2012/2013 food stocks are still available in markets, when the new harvest maize supplies reach markets in the upcoming months, prices are expected to continue to decrease.

From June to September, food security outcomes for the majority of households is expected to remain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) and stable due to the availability of food reserves at the household level from the main and second season harvest, as well as more affordable food prices.