Harvests continue to improve food availability country-wide. Harvests in North and West Darfur are above-average due to good rains and increased cultivation in some areas. The preliminary findings of the joint Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission (CFSAM) estimates that 2014/15 national production will be 50 percent above the five-year average.
Staple food prices in most markets continue to decline seasonally, increasing access to markets for poor households. From October to November, sorghum, millet and local wheat prices decreased by 8 to 30 percent in most markets. Price declines were greatest in commercial production areas where large market supply volumes continue to drive down prices.
Improvements in food security of displaced populations in South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Darfur, and West Kordofan have been limited by conflict which continues to constrain access to cultivation, income generating activities, and markets. Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity will persist among IDP households in areas worst-affected by conflict.