The final results of 2014/15 Annual Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission (CFSAM) estimated record-high national cereal production of 7.84 million tons, including 6.3 million tons of sorghum and 1.1 million tons of millet. Production was about three-times last year’s poor harvest and 84 percent higher than the five-year average.
Cereal prices continue to decline in most markets, but remain well above average. However, wage labor to cereals terms of trade is improving and currently better than last year, strengthening purchasing power and access to markets for the poor.
Rising hostilities since the beginning of January displaced thousands in South Kordofan, Darfur and Blue Nile states. Displaced households in these areas are market dependent and have limited access to labor opportunities due to insecurity. Thus, Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely to persist among IDPs in these areas.