Maize prices increased slightly, with the highest prices recorded in the south where the purchasing power of poor and very poor households is limited.
Overall food security is satisfactory, but areas of concern remain in areas affected by production losses and high food prices.
Despite a dry spell and localised flooding in the first months of the year, national cereal production increased by 5% in 2011.
The Government has implemented measures to support production, but reduced the subsidy on wheat. Social support programs are in place.