Above-average rainfall performance has enabled Season A crop development. Harvest prospects are favorable due to expected above-average rainfall forecasted for the remainder of the season. January 2015 Season A production is expected to be near normal.
Staple food prices remain above the five-year average in many markets across the country. High prices are due to Season B production deficits, particularly in Northeastern livelihood zones.
Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity is expected to persist among poor households in the Northeast until December when food availability and access will improve with Season A harvests. Food security is likely to improve country-wide to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) from January to March.