Lesotho

Remotely Monitored Country
April 2015
2015-Q2-1-1-LS-en
Key Messages
  • The start of main harvests, relative stable food prices supplemented by ongoing safety-net programmes will maintain sufficient food access for most households, resulting in Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity outcomes between April to June 2015.  

  • The drop in own harvests, and low production in South Africa and other exporting countries will likely result in further increases in staple food prices for local and imported maize, reducing the purchasing power for poor households particularly in the June to September period when production will be supplemented by market purchase as in normal years.

  • The low production, limited availability of agricultural income-earning opportunities and anticipated rise in food prices due to high import prices will likely weaken food access and purchasing power of poor households, resulting in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) from July to September. 

Food Security Profiles

Weather, Climate, and Agriculture

Seasonal Calendar
December 2013

Markets & Trade

Livelihoods