Presence Country
April 2015 to September 2015
Key Messages
  • Thus far, the February to May Belg rains have been below average in amount and erratically distributed. As a result, area planted is very low, and the crops that have been planted are not performing well. Poor households’ income from agricultural labor is also less than usual, reducing current food access. 

  • With likely below-average cumulative Belg rainfall, Belg crop production this year is likely to be well below average in June/July. As a result of low production and low labor demand, food security will deteriorate in the Belg-producing areas in eastern Amhara and Tigray, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR), and eastern and central Oromia from July to September. Most of these areas will move from Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from April to June to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from July to September.

  • In Borena Zone in southern Oromia and Dassench Woreda in SNNPR, low pasture availability caused by the well below average October to December rainfall and a very warm dry season has led to poor livestock body conditions and very low milk production. While the March to May Genna rains have started, livestock body conditions have not yet recovered, and income from livestock sales and livestock product sales still remains low. Staple food prices will seasonally increase over the coming months, and rangeland resources are unlikely to fully recover with high likelihood of below-average rainfall through May. As the dry season and secondary lean season approaches in August, households will move from Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) with humanitarian assistance from April to June to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) from July to September. 

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