Pakistan Food Security Bulletin, Issue 7 (July - December 2017)

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Dec 2017 View Original

Highlights

  • Pakistan’s overall Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU) is estimated to be about 18 percent of the entire population.
  • Integrated Context Analysis (ICA) on Vulnerability to Food Insecurity and Natural Hazards of Pakistan, categorized 123 districts of four provinces and seven Agencies of FATA into five levels of vulnerability.
  • Total national wheat crop production for 2016‐17 grew by 4.1 percent compared to 2015‐16. While production of rice for 2017‐18 has been estimated at 9.2 percent higher than 2016‐17 production.
  • Prices of staple crops (wheat, wheat flour, rice Irri‐6 and Basmati) remained stable with slight fluctuations, while prices of several non‐cereal food commodities slightly decreased. However, the prices of live chicken, eggs, cooking oil and vegetable ghee increased. The fuel prices slightly increased for both Super Petrol and High Speed Diesel (HSD).
  • Terms‐of‐Trade (ToT) increased by 7.9 percent from June 2017 mainly due to increased daily wages.
  • Some 17,542 families returned to their areas of origin in FATA during the reporting period; 29,059 families are still in displacement.