El Salvador

Remotely Monitored Country
January 2017

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • Postrera harvests: Postrera harvests of staple crops, primarily beans, concluded without reports of major production losses. However, sorghum crops were atypically impacted by the disease known as pulgón amarillo, causing significant damage to crops and leading to production losses of more than 50 percent. Initial estimates for aggregate Postrera production indicate that volumes were greater than the previous Postrera season.

  • Coffee harvests: In general, regional coffee associations expect that coffee harvests during the 2016/2017 season will be greater than the previous season. Some localized areas have reported negative impacts from rainfall and cold fronts in the second half of December 2016, which disrupted the maturation process and caused some coffee cherries to fall. International coffee prices are currently 28 percent above the price for January 2016, according to the Composite Index of the International Coffee Organization. However, for exports of the current season in Honduras, the largest producer in Central America, average prices are reported at 14.49 percent above the average export price for last season.

  • Seasonal forecast: Forecast models and regional experts anticipate average to above-average rainfall for the remainder of the Apante/Postrera Tardía season in the Caribbean basin of Nicaragua and Honduras, and in the north of Guatemala. With neutral ENSO conditions expected during the beginning of the 2017 Primera season, a normal start of season is anticipated, with a typical range of possibilities for positive or negative rainfall anomalies.

  • Areas of concern:  In Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, there are communities who experienced damages to both Primera and Postrera staple production in 2016, due to rainfall deficits and crop diseases. Although official estimates have not been finalized, available information indicates that the greatest damages to staple crops were experienced in municipalities of southwest Honduras that are prone to recurrent droughts, primarily in El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Choluteca, Valle, La Paz, and Intibucá. In these areas, the most affected households may enter Crisis (IPC Phase 3) prior to 2017 Primera harvests. However, these populations are not expected to be large enough to represent the IPC classification for any area within the country.

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About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 35 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.