Nigeria Food Security Outlook Update November 2011

Situation Report
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Normal to above normal crop production as 2011 main harvest concludes across the country

Key messages

• The 2011 main harvest is average to above average across the country with production levels similar to the previous year. Livestock‐to‐cereal terms of trade remain favorable to the pastoral households. Over 80 percent of the households across the country are facing None or Minimal acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 1).

• Imports from the Sahelian countries, especially Niger, are ongoing and is expected to be above average between December and February as the Naira depreciates in mid‐ November against the CFA relative to the November 2010 value.

• Civil insecurity in Maiduguri in Borno state; Potiskum and Damaturu in Yobe state; and Kafanchan‐Kaduna state continues, causing increased population displacement, substantial fatalities, and trade disruptions. Still, however, households are expected to remain in None to Minimal food insecurity (IPC Phase 1).