Tajikistan: Food Security Classification Overview - January 2013

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The brief includes a map of food insecurity resulting from data analysis on health and nutrition, water and food access/availability, and other essential indicators for food security during the consultative Forums conducted in January and February 2013 in Gharm, Khujand, Khorog, Kulob and Kurgan-Tyube (for Kurgan-Tyube areas and Central DRD districts) with the participation of specialists and experts from various Government departments and partners from international and national organizations.

This IPC examines the post-harvest season, which is normally characterized by fewer natural disasters, better availability of food products, reserve stocks and increased dietary diversity. However, the increase in staple food prices, high transportation costs, lack of drinking and agricultural water were some of the factors that negatively affected the overall food security situation in the country, pushing a high number of people in some areas to lower food security phases.