Sudan Food Security Update January 2013

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Jan 2013 View Original

North Darfur

  • Cereal harvesting is almost completed across the state.

  • The process has been accelerated by concerns of livestock destruction and pockets of insecurity, especially in Dar El Salam locality.

  • Sorghum prices have remained stable in January 2013 compared to December 2012, but are 31% higher compared to January 2012. 

West & Central Darfur 

  • State Ministry of Agriculture (SMoA) in West Darfur in partnership with FAO has completed the data collection for the Post Harvest Assessment.

  • Strategic Reserve Corporation (SRC) in West Darfur has released/sold around 6,500 bags of millet (100 Kg) from last year’s stock.

  • Sorghum prices in January 2013 are 11% higher compared to December 2012 and 48% higher compared to January 2012.

South & East Darfur

  • Cereal supplies are available in the main markets in South and East Darfur as a result of the flow of rural production into the markets.

  • In January, Sorghum prices in South Darfur are 4% higher compared to December 2012, while they have remained stable in East Darfur. Compared to January 2012, sorghum prices in South and East Darfur have increased by 12% and 29% in January of this year.

  • The yellow fever vaccination campaign has been successful. 

Blue Nile

  • The harvest season is on-going, and expected to be completed in the coming weeks.

  • The good crop production, mainly for cereals, has had a positive impact on the food security situation in the state.

  • Prices on cereal, livestock and groundnut have remained stable in January 2012. 

South Kordofan 

  • Insecurity, dry spells and pest infestation have had a negative impact on the harvest season in some locations.

  • Sorghum prices have remained stable compared to December 2012, but are 11% higher compared to January 2012.

  • WFP, through partners, has served approximately 24,000 beneficiaries with some 670 MT assorted food under GFD and SFP.

North Kordofan

  • There is a continuous cereal flow to El Obeid market from production areas such as Gezeira, El Gadaref and White Nile.

  • In January 2013, sorghum prices are 12% higher compared to December 2012 and 71% higher compared to last year.

  • Goat prices are 27% higher compared to December 2012 and 128% higher compared to January 2012. 

Red Sea

  • The coastal areas have witnessed poor winter rainfall that is expected to have a negative effect on production in the farming areas around Arbaat Delta.

  • Sorghum prices have decreased by 6% compared to December 2012, but are 32% higher compared to January 2012.

  • The last year’s positive impact of WFP’s 6 IBSFP feeding centres has encouraged the expansion of this programme in the state. 

Kassala

  •  The sorghum harvest in the rain fed sector is almost completed, with close to 1.7 million feddan being harvested.

  • Sorghum prices have remained stable compared to December 2012, but are 36% higher compared to January 2012.

  • Goat prices have also remained stable compared to last month, and are 21% lower compared to prices from January 2012.