Ethiopia

Presence Country
November 2016

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
  • Meher harvests starting in October have begun to improve food security in many areas and significantly reduced the number of people in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse. However, poor Kiremt rainfall in eastern and central Oromia and SNNPR, low livestock holdings in pastoral southern Afar and Shinile, and poor performance of October to December rainfall in southeastern pastoral areas are likely to lead to above-average food assistance needs in 2016/17. 

  • The Deyr/Hageya (October to December) season has largely failed in southern Somali Region, with rainfall only slightly better in South Omo of SNNPR, and Bale, Guji, and Borena of Oromia. Following locally poor Gu 2016 rains and the dry season between May and September, severe water and pasture shortages are being reported. Livestock body conditions are deteriorating and atypical livestock migration and deaths have been reported, particularly in Afder and Borena woredas. Livestock births and productivity will likely remain below average into 2017. 

  • A combination of higher than normal staple food prices and deteriorating livestock body conditions are contributing to below-average purchasing power for households in southeastern pastoral and agropastoral areas. For example, wholesale maize prices in Sodo and Gode markets in October 2016 were 23 percent and 8 percent higher than in October 2015, and 13 and 46 percent higher than the recent five-year average. In Gode, goats-to-maize terms of trade (TOT) were about 44 percent lower than the recent five-year average.

  • Staple food prices remain above average in most local markets of the country. Apart from slight reductions in grain prices reported from the northern parts of the country following the start of fresh harvest, staple food prices in northern, central, southern, and southeastern markets remain higher than usual. For instance, the October 2016 price of maize in Mekele and Dire Dawa markets are 24 and 26 percent higher, respectively, compared to October 2015.  

Markets & Trade

Price Watch
Price Bulletin
Cross Border Trade Reports

Production & Trade Flow Maps

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Livelihoods

Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map

Other Reports

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.