Nicaragua

Remotely Monitored Country
March 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
  • Areas of greatest concern: In the three countries monitored, there are communities whose Primera and Postrera staple crops in 2016 were adversely affected by rainfall deficits and by diseases. The largest population affected by these factors is located in southwestern Honduras (El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, Choluteca, Valle, La Paz, and Intibucá). Preliminary reports from monitoring by the government and international partners indicate that there are populations in these areas who are without staple food reserves. The greatest impact on food security is likely among households in communities located in areas that have been affected by low cumulative rainfall and poor distribution during the past four years. It is possible that some of the most affected households will enter Crisis (IPC Phase 3) prior to the Primera harvests in August/September.

  • Seasonal forecast: Due to the ongoing warming of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the eastern Pacific Ocean, forecasts for the 2017 rainy season indicate an increased likelihood for below-average rainfall in the Central America region, particularly from the second half of June onward. The below-average rainfall would primarily impact subsistence production areas where annual rainfall totals are typically lower.

  • Coffee sector: During the ongoing season (2016/2017), regional coffee production has increased by varying degrees across the region, compared to the 2015/2016 season. The greatest increase in production has been in Honduras, with estimates indicating an increase of 36 percent. In Nicaragua, a 10 percent increase in coffee production is estimated, while in El Salvador, estimates indicate an increase of 4.6 percent.

  • Water access: The rainfall deficits of recent years have led to a low recharge rate of water sources, which has led to reduced water table levels and reduced levels in lakes, rivers, streams, and wells. This has made access to water for human consumption and for agricultural production more difficult. This factor is particularly concerning in low-lying regions that typically receive lower annual rainfall.

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Seasonal Calendar

Markets & Trade

Price Bulletin

Production & Trade Flow Maps

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Livelihoods

Livelihood Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map

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 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.